Over the weekend, it was reported that some people within the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy admire Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

90min claimed Spurs are looking at potential replacements for under-fire Jose Mourinho, with Nuno supposedly on their radar, although Brendan Rodgers is apparently their favourite.

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It would be a major surprise if Mourinho was replaced by the 47-year-old, but stranger things have definitely happened in football.

All hypothetically speaking of course, here are three players from Wolves Nuno would probably look to try and poach if he did become the next Spurs boss.

Pedro Neto

Neto would probably be the first player he’d make a beeline for, even though the winger penned a new deal at Molineux in November.

Why on earth wouldn’t he?

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Neto has proven himself to be one of the Premier League’s most exciting players this season.

Potentially, Nuno would need a replacement for Gareth Bale and Neto has the potential to be as impactful as the Wales superstar was in his first spell with the club.

 

Willy Boly

Spurs have been all over the shop at the back this season.

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If Nuno became Spurs manager, it would be no surprise to see him go in pursuit of Willy Boly, who is the best defender at Molineux.

The Ivorian would likely tighten things up at the back and has the commanding presence their current options lack.

Ruben Neves

Perhaps he’s quite similar to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg positionally – although he has shown he can get forward for Wolves in recent weeks – but he certainly possesses greater technical quality than the Danish warrior.

It’d be hard not to see Nuno trying to take Ruben Neves to north London with him if he had the chance.

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Neves will have been at the club for four years this summer, and could well push for a move to join his old manager at Tottenham.

The 24-year-old is a fantastic player who Nuno would no doubt love to continue working with, and he’d be a big upgrade on Harry Winks.

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