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PremierLeague-News.Com - Here we take a look at two Tottenham players Jose Mourinho could move for after agreeing to become Roma's next head coach
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jose Mourinho will now be getting his plans in place for the 2021/22 season after agreeing to become Roma's next head coach. Following the announcement on Tuesday morning that Paulo Fonseca would depart the Italian side at the end of the season following two years in the hotseat, the Giallorossi confirmed a couple of hours later that Mourinho would replace his fellow countryman at the Stadio Olimpico. Just over two weeks since departing Tottenham after Daniel Levy called time on his 17 months in the job, the 58-year-old has signed a three-year contract in the Italian capital that runs until June 2024. Speaking to the club's official website on taking over from Fonseca, Mourinho said: "Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years. “The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season. “In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best and I hope the media appreciate that I will only speak further in due course. Daje Roma!” Given Roma are currently seventh in Serie A and nine points off rivals Lazio in sixth, Mourinho quite clearly has a bit to do if he is to get them challenging towards the top end of the league. Read More Related Articles Jose Mourinho breaks his silence after signing three-year Roma contract following Tottenham exit Read More Related Articles The Tottenham player Daniel Levy was desperate to keep has proved his decision was right His transfer business will prove key to their hopes and he could well look to target a couple of his former Tottenham players. So who exactly could he move for? football.london takes a look. Erik Lamela Could Lamela make a return to Italy this summer eight years after departing the Giallorossi? One way or another Tottenham need to make a decision over the Argentine's future given he will soon be entering the final year of his contract in N17. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move back to Serie A this summer, notably Napoli, with football.london reporting last month that Spurs will listen to offers for him ahead of next campaign. Erik Lamela has just one year left on his current Tottenham contract (Image: Julian Finney/Getty Images) Given Spurs have a number of attacking midfielders at the club and they need to raise money for potential incomings through player sales, some will have to move on. Mourinho is a huge fan of the player and he was always one of his go-to guys off the bench if he wasn't named in the starting XI. "A good Lamela I love. You are right. He is the kind of player that I like very much," he told football.london in February. "The first thing I like about him is he wants to play. He wants to assume responsibility. He never hides. He wants the ball.
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. "I love Coco. Of course when I arrived, his history of injuries was incredibly negative. Was very, very, very hard. That's the truth.
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"In this moment he's fit, but of course a player with his history." Clubs in Italy have always held an interest in Lamela and it wouldn't be a shock if Mourinho makes a move for him to strengthen his Roma side. Lucas Moura Another one of Mourinho's favourites at Tottenham was Lucas. In fact, the Brazilian was the player he used more than anyone else after playing him in 80 games, with Son Heung-min the next in line at 70. Mourinho has always rated the attacker incredibly highly and it is no secret that he previously tried to lure him to Real Madrid when he was in the Santiago Bernabeu hotseat.
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Finally getting to work with him in November 2019 after taking on the Spurs job, the 58-year-old's appreciation for the player was clear to see going on the amount of games he played under him. “Lucas is a team player, that’s what teams need and many times people in general don’t give the right value to these types of player,” he said following Tottenham's defeat against West Ham in February. “He’s always there for the team, playing amazing or not so amazing, but always there, always fighting for the team and today, I thought he was brilliant. He played 65 minutes two days ago and he was amazing in his effort for the team.” Lucas still has a further three years to run on his contract but the team's next manager may have other ideas when it comes to his attack for next season. As is the case with Lamela, it wouldn't come as a surprise if Mourinho makes his move if the Brazilian is available for a transfer.
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