Jose Mourinho wants to bolster Tottenham squad with £30.7m signing

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing Benfica full-back Alex Grimaldo.

The Spanish full-back joined Benfica from Barcelona in 2016 and has gone on to score 11 goals and notch up 30 assists in 156 appearances for the Portuguese club.

According to Portuguese outlet Record, as translated by the Sun, Mourinho wants to bolster his backline by signing Grimaldo, who Benfica value at around £30.7m.

However, the report adds that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t want to spend that much on the player, which could prove to be a stumbling block in Mourinho’s transfer plans.

Grimaldo currently has three years remaining on his contract with Benfica and could prove to be an able replacement for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose who was shipped out on loan to Newcastle this season.

Spurs look likely to lose Jan Vertonghen on a free transfer this summer as well, with the Belgian defender edging towards the end of his contract with the club.

So Grimaldo could be a fine signing for the north London giants this summer if a deal can be agreed between both clubs.

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