According to a report from El Desmarque, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has demanded the signing of Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose this summer. And that will be a potential blow for West Ham, with the east London outfit having been perennially linked with a move for the forward.
Both Spurs and the Hammers desperately need to bolster their respective centre-forward ranks this summer.
Mourinho needs more competition for Harry Kane at the Tottenham Stadium. And David Moyes is in the same boat, with Sebastien Haller and Xande Silva being the only two recognised centre-forwards at the London Stadium.
Spanish publication AS claimed earlier this year that West Ham wanted to sign Willian Jose in an effort to bolster their attacking ranks.
The 28-year-old would be the ideal addition for the Hammers, and would provide genuine competition and support for Haller.
It seems as though David Moyes could miss out on yet another one of his transfer targets, however.
El Desmarque claims that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has demanded the signing of the Brazilian.
The Guardian have claimed that Real Sociedad could be ready to sell Willian Jose for around £21 million. And that would represent excellent value for whichever club wins the race for his signature.
The 28-year-old has been incredibly consistent over the past four seasons in La Liga, scoring 12, 15, 11 and 11 goals in each campaign. (Transfermarkt).
In 37 league games, the Sociedad ace has averaged 1.6 shots and 0.5 key passes per outing (Who Scored).
He stands at 6ft 3in, so seems to have the perfect build for the Premier League.
West Ham could really do with someone like the Sociedad ace. But it seems as though Tottenham are ready to break their London rivals’ hearts.