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After Nuno Espirito Santos Approval Tottenham Will Move To Recruit Palhinha From Sporting Lisbon

According to rumours in the Portuguese press, Spurs are continuing their rebuild under Nuno Espirito Santo and are eyeing Portugal star Palhinha to boost their midfield.
Palhinha was a key part of Sporting Lisbon’s journey to their first Portuguese title in 19 years last season, and he was nominated to Portugal’s Euro 2020 team, making two appearances, including one as a starter in their 1-0 loss to Belgium in the last 16.
Nuno, who was Portuguese super agency Jorge Mendes’ first ever client, was known for signing players from his homeland for previous club Wolves, and is now hoping to do the same for Spurs.
Spurs are interested in signing Palhinha of Portugal, according to a report in Portuguese newspaper A Bola. Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo is trying to upgrade his team for the new season, according to a report in Portuguese newspaper A Bola. The coach is a long-time admirer of Palhinha, 26, and has granted Spurs permission to approach him.
Palhinha is highly regarded by Sporting after a long association with the club, which saw him progress through the youth ranks before being loaned out to various top-flight clubs.
In the 2019-20 season, he had his breakout season while on loan with Sporting Braga, and upon his return to the capital, he established himself as one of Sporting Lisbon’s most prominent players.
Sporting signed him to a new deal with a release clause of 60 million euros (PS50 million) last season after he helped the team make a strong start to the previous campaign.
Yet, due to the vast financial disparity between the Premier League and the Portuguese league, they are more inclined to accept a cheaper offer for the player.
Palhinha had a fantastic season for Sporting last season following numerous loan periods in the Premier League. He made 28 league starts and was instrumental in Sporting winning their first title since 2002. Palhinha will undoubtedly add some extra muscle and strength to Spurs’ midfield.
He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and is a behemoth in the air, capable of winning the ball back and recycling possession, talents that have earned him a spot at centreback.
According to A Bola, Wolves, who still have close relations with Mendes, are also considering Palhinha.
Spurs, on the other hand, would be able to outbid them for the player, and European football would be an added draw for him if he had to choose between Molineux and the gleaming new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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