Tottenham have reportedly distanced themselves from a potential move for Nemanja Matic, who is open to a January departure from Manchester United.
According to a report by Manchester Evening News, Tottenham are uninterested in signing Nemanja Matic from Manchester United. The Serbian superstar is open to the prospect of leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window, but is unlikely to be reunited with Jose Mourinho.
Matic has endured a dramatic fall from grace in 2019. Having been an indispensable figure for Manchester United in the 2017-18 season, the Serb regressed considerably last term. And since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm at Old Trafford, the 31-year-old has endured a gradual drop down the pecking order.
This season, Matic only managed to feature in the Premier League when Paul Pogba was out injured and has spent the last one month on the sidelines himself. However, the fall in stature has reportedly made Matic consider his future at Manchester United. As a result, a number of clubs have been linked with the player, with Tottenham being one of them.
As things stand, Tottenham do not really have the need for midfield reinforcements, with Harry Winks, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama and summer signing Tanguy Ndombele at Jose Mourinho’s disposal. With Dier enjoying a new lease of life under the former Manchester United boss, the need to sign a player like Matic seems unnecessary.
It has now emerged that Tottenham are indeed not interested in securing the services of Matic in the January transfer window. According to the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho is satisfied with the midfield options at his disposal and has no intention to raid former club Manchester United and reunite himself with the Serb again.
Mourinho is due one reunion, though, when he takes his Tottenham side to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Wednesday. As far as Matic is concerned, he will need to assess his options ahead of the January transfer window.
With Serbia hoping to qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020, Matic will need regular game time to stand a chance at featuring for his national side leading up to the tournament as well as its qualifiers in March. For now, what appears certain is that the 31-year-old will not be trading Manchester United with Tottenham in the January transfer window.