Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici could be set to harness Nuno Espirito Santo’s relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes in his search for Spurs’ second summer signing.
The north London outfit appear to be edging towards a deal for Cagliari defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. football.london understands that negotiations are underway regarding the signing of the Japanese international in the hope that a move could be sealed for below £20million.
With that deal edging towards completion, Spurs have reportedly turned their attention to other positions within their squad and are considering a bid for Porto midfielder Vitinha.
According to Mercado Azul, the Portuguese has been offered to the club for €20m (£17m) by agent Jorge Mendes, and Spurs are considering a proposal.
Intriguingly, new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo knows Vitinha well having taken him to Wolverhampton Wanderers on-loan last season.
The 21-year-old made 22 appearances for the Midlands outfit in all competitions, his only goal coming in a slender 1-0 FA Cup victory against sixth-tier Chorley.
It would certainly not be a surprise to see Paratici take advantage of the fact that Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency represents both Vitinha and Espirito Santo.
In his time at Molineux, the likes of Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Pedro Neto and Nelson Semedo, and many more, all arrived in the Midlands having all been represented by Mendes.
The Portuguese super agent is certainly no stranger to doing business with Spurs in recent years, too.
Current client Matt Doherty arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last summer from Wolves, with Carlos Vinicius also joining the club on-loan from Portuguese giants Benfica in the same window.
However, should Vitinha sign for Spurs, he would be the first Mendes client to arrive in north London since the announcement of Espirito Santo as Jose Mourinho’s successor.
The midfielder still has three years left to run on his current deal at the Estadio do Dragao.
Source by Football London