Mourinho eyeing out-of-contract Tottenham goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi

John Solano

Roma manager José Mourinho is pondering a move for one of his former players: Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper Joshua Oluwayemi.

Oluwayemi, 20, is out-of-contract this summer and is drawing interest from several clubs abroad, including Roma, reports the Evening Standard.

Mourinho is, reportedly, a huge admirer of the youngster and frequently included him in first-team training before he was sacked by the club in April earlier this year.

However, the Giallorossi will undoubtedly face competition for goalkeeper’s signature. Fellow European sides Benfica and Stuttgart have also expressed interest in Oluwayemi, who in January would be able to sign a pre-contract for a free transfer next summer.

The capital club acquired former Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio this summer, however, the Portuguese international turns 34 years-old in February.

As a result, Roma could look to swoop in and sign Oluwayemi for free, potentially securing Patricio’s long-term successor.

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