Tottenham Hotspur could be making a summer move for OSC Lille‘s centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, reports Fichajes. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his defense this summer and he is keen on signing the 22-year-old Brazilian powerhouse, who is valued by Lille around €30m.
Tottenham is set to lose Jan Vertonghen on a free transfer this summer and Mourinho has expressed his desire to sign a new powerful centre-back for next season. Magalhaes has become one of the Ligue 1’s sensations and has already attracted the interest of several big teams, including Real Madrid and Internazionale.
Magelhaes was signed by Lille in 2017 in a transfer worth €3m from Avai. He then spent two seasons on loan for Troyes and Dinamo Zagreb, before returning to the north of France last summer. In a single season Magalhaes has developed himself in the leader of Lille’s defense, making some impressive appearances throughout the season.