When Jose Mourinho arrived at Tottenham, many jokingly suggested that the Portuguese tactician would make a move for Nemanja Matic having utilised him to great effect at Chelsea and Manchester United.
Here’s a look at three reasons why Tottenham should not sign Matic;
3. Match Fitness
Nemanja Matic is not the first player to lack ample playing time, however, in his recent performance in United’s Europa League victory against AZ Alkamaar his lack of match fitness was evident.
Despite the win, Matic looked lethargic throughout the game – against a tougher opponent, United would’ve been punished multiple times because of Matic’s performance.
Whilst it’s somewhat normal for players to seem out of place after a prolonged period on the sidelines, Matic looked different against AZ Alkamaar.
Matic is sure to put up better displays after a streak of playing time, however, a move for Matic will not be viable for Tottenham considering how long it could potentially take the ex-Chelsea man to reach a decent level of match fitness.