Luka Modric was signed by Mourinho in 2012 and went on to become a vital player for Los Blancos. However, it was Ozil who was crucial to the success enjoyed by Mourinho during his three years in Spain, having been snapped up shortly after his appointment as manager. He quickly settled in and by the time he left for Arsenal three years later had registered 47 LaLiga assists, with his loss lamented by senior Real players.
If Man United do pull off the incredible and sign 32-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo then he will be one of Jose Mourinho’s greatest signings. Would you agree with that?
Even if they do have to pay £183m, as is being reported, eight years after selling him for £80m and gifting Real Madrid his peak years, it is still a transfer to trump recent big money moves like those involving Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba and Andy Carroll.
He is a phenomenon.
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And just look at the five best signings Mourinho has made, in the opinion of talkSPORT.com. Here, players have been ranked by how vital they were to both manager and club, and you can see the results by clicking the right arrow, above…