OK so why did Mourinho cut us such a good deal with Rafael Van Der Vaart, on Monday he told Bayern Munich to cough up £18 million if they wanted to sign Van Der Vaart and yet the next day we do a deal for £10million less than the price Bayern were given.
So does Mourinho have a soft spot for Spurs or did he just want the player to be happy and not stand in his way by pricing him out of a move in the final hours or did he just enjoy seeing the top 4 broken last season and seeing Tottenham get stronger? You have to consider that Mourinho loves the Premiership and has only ever said positive things about our beloved team (except for the parking the bus comment) so maybe he does have a soft spot for Spurs.
So if this deal goes through as expected do we owe Mourinho a thank you for being a true gentleman and knowing being realistic in the deal to make it happen. Yes the Real board probably had a big say but nothing would have happend without Jose’s say so, he doesn’t like interfering. Jose could have easily told Tottenham the same price as he gave Bayern but he cut us a realistic deal, a deal that meant the move was on. You could even argue that Van Der Vaart is worth more than the £8million we are likely to pay, personally I would say about £12million would have still been a realistic valuation of the player.
Whatever Mourinho’s reasoning for letting Tottenham have what I would call a bargain we might never know, one thing I do know is that Van Der Vaart is a cracking player on his day and for £8million is a real snip but if you ask me I would say Jose is a Tottenham supporter.