Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose as the Lilywhites look to solve their Harry Kane problem. The England star is out injured for the rest of the season and, as a result, the Lilywhites need to bring a forward in for the rest of the season.
Willian Jose seems to the man targeted by manager Jose Mourinho but he would be a poor signing for the Lilywhites and here are three reasons why.
3. He is not going to score many
Willian Jose is not going to replace the goals of Harry Kane. To be fair, however, there are not many players who can but Jose might not be able to reach even half of the tally that Kane would have provided if he was fit.
As a result, he doesn’t really fill the boots of the Englishman and there is a good chance for him to be relegated to the bench after a few uninspiring performances after joining the club.
2. There are better alternatives
Willian Jose is not the only striker on the market. Indeed, there are some other players who could have been targeted by the Lilywhites instead. For instance, Real Madrid star Mariano hasn’t been playing much for his club and is reportedly available on loan.
Mariano would have cost less and is a young player with more talent. The one season that he played in Lyon, he scored 20 goal in all competitions. Even a loan move for Jovic could have been entertained by Madrid.
1. Doesn’t represent the value for money
Jose has a release clause of €70million and while there is no way that Spurs would pay such an amount of money. Even then, however, he would cost in the region of at least €30m.
For a 28-year-old who doesn’t have the best scoring records and has never played for a top club, this is not the type of money that the Lilywhites should be spending as they look for a player to share the burden of scoring with Kane.