Jose Mourinho is eager to lure Lille sporting director Luis Campos to Tottenham, according to reports in Portugal, though the French club are confident a move will not happen.
Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos have already left Lille to take up roles on Mourinho’s staff. And Portuguese outlet Record claims the former Manchester United and Chelsea manager now wants Luis Campos to become sporting director at Spurs.
Campos has already said he would be interested in teaming up with Mourinho “if he called me”, but Lille seem assured the 55-year-old will remain in France.
The Ligue 1 club’s president Gerard Lopez said (via Football London): “Luis and I, we are colleagues but above all friends, and we are working on a project together with a huge trajectory.
“And the project is far from finished. He will not leave the club. He stays with us.”
It looks like Mourinho and Tottenham will have to make an official approach, or Campos will have to resign, if a deal is to happen. And Spurs fans should be excited if it does come to fruition.
Campos is responsible for bringing players like Fabinho and Bernardo Silva into Monaco during his time there. With Tottenham being in desperate need of a squad overhaul, Campos could be exactly what the club needs.