Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Ruben Dias.
Tottenham Hotspur got the Jose Mourinho era off to a perfect start on Saturday afternoon, beating London rivals West Ham United 3-2 at the London Stadium.
Mourinho was only appointed on Wednesday morning, less than 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino’s exit, so had very little time to work with his players.
Still, he oversaw a confident win, and will be encouraged by what he saw from a Spurs side that had previously been struggling for away wins in the Premier League.
Mourinho won’t be making huge changes to his side, but may still have some transfer targets in mind ahead of the January transfer window, or even for next summer.
The Independent noted shortly after Mourinho’s arrival that he is interested in signing Benfica defender Ruben Dias, seemingly eyeing him amid concerns about defensive departures.
Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are both out of contract next summer, and Mourinho is well aware of the quality of his fellow Portuguese Dias.
The 22-year-old has become a star with Benfica, and still has huge potential to get even better, especially under a manager like Mourinho, whilst Manchester City are also thought to be keen on Dias in a £59million swoop (Mirror).
Tottenham fans have unsurprisingly been taking to Twitter to react to the rumour of Dias being one of Mourinho’s first transfer targets, believing that he is an ‘amazing’ player with strength and pace.
Some would prefer Dias to Nathan Ake, and are delighted to see him ‘finally’ linked with a move to Spurs as a potential successor to Alderweireld in the Tottenham back line.
Both good but I’d prefer Dias— Musa (@Musathfc28) November 21, 2019
Dias is a good player— LEVY OUT (@LxcasMoura) November 21, 2019
Ruben Dias is such a big unit but surprisingly fast & nimble as well. Get him in…— arunSpurs (@arunspurs) November 22, 2019
Dias , Atal in Jan would be brilliant
Dias would be massive— Electric Forest (@electricForest6) November 21, 2019
Dias…..yes please— DP Taylor (@Dptaylor17) November 21, 2019
Dias is proper good— MELIH (@melihs11) November 21, 2019
Finally Ruben Días gets mentioned, he is highly talented in defense.— Cristian (@ABSlinger) November 22, 2019
They’d be great signings. Bring them in.— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) November 21, 2019
Both fantastic players that would fill eriksen/Toby’s shoes. Get it done!— Tanguy Lo Sessegnon (@Memephis_) November 22, 2019
He’s a class player— Ikey (@MOURlNHlO) November 22, 2019
he’s amazing tho, and he’s only 22, would fit really well imo— (@thfcharryy) November 22, 2019