José Mourinho's surprising transfer admission: 'The players I want...'

Fenerbahçe's Head Coach, José Mourinho, made striking comments regarding transfers.

Publication: 09.07.2024 - 12:43
José Mourinho's surprising transfer admission: 'The players I want...'
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In an exclusive interview with Portuguese media outlet Sport TV, Fenerbahçe's Head Coach José Mourinho discussed the club's transfer agenda.

Highlighting that the transfer window has just opened, Mourinho pointed out the biggest challenge they face: "The cost of the players we are looking for is very high."

'Beyond Our Means'

The experienced coach also gave an intriguing answer to the question, "Will any player currently playing in Portugal come to Fenerbahçe?"

Emphasizing the cost once again and noting that young Portuguese players are not inclined to move to Turkey, José Mourinho cited Joao Neves as an example.

"The players from Portugal that I want here are beyond our means. Ultimately, young players would fall short of their goals in Turkey. For instance, Joao Neves would not come to Fenerbahçe at this point in his career," said the Portuguese coach.

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Mourinho also touched upon the upcoming match against Lugano in the Champions League second qualifying round:

"Of course, we want to win, but fortunately, the second match is at our home ground. Let's see if we can keep the score in the first match, and we will do our best in the second match," he concluded.