Tottenham Hotspur scouts were left underwhelmed after watching Ghanaian defender Adams Kasim Nuhu in action for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the German Bundesliga last month.
Manager Jose Mourinho has completely ruled out any move for the 1.90 m tall defender after he received the scouting report about the player.
According to a confident source, an agent recommended the player to the Tottenham earlier in January and Mourinho scheduled for the player to be watched BUT in the Bundesliga games they had scheduled to assess the performance of the player he was unused.
However in a Bundesliga game in mid-February the former Real Mallorca defender was handed a starting berth in Uwe Rösler’s line up against Borussia Monchengladbach.
But, the defender had a game to forget on that afternoon as he was hauled off the pitch 9 minutes from time due to his uninspiring performance which contributed to the club shipping 4 goals against the visitors.
Tottenham scouts left the stadium disappointed and submitted their reports to the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss who has decided against signing the defender who has now been declared surplus to requirement by Dusseldorf where he is playing on loan from Hoffenheim.
Meanwhile Ghanaian online portal Football Made In Ghana reported on Monday that Dusseldorf have completely ruled out signing the former Young Boys Bern defender on permanent basis.
Risk of falling down the pecking order with Ghana
New Ghana coach Charles Akonnor included the former Swiss Super League winner in his 23-man squad for the cancelled 2021 AFCON qualifiers despite his lack of game time at club level.
Kasim must compete for a place in the Ghana central defence with Celta de Vigo defender Joseph Aidoo who has played 23 La Liga games this season. Aidoo arrived from Belgian side Genk in the summer and he perfectly fitted into the defensive network of the club.
22-year-old Nicholas Opoku has started all 7 games and completed all since his arrival from Udinese in the Ligue 1 as a loan player. In the former Berekum Chelsea player Amiens have found a defensive fortress as he brought solidity in the backline of a club who are battling to beat the drop.
These two players will start in central defence for Ghana which means Kasim will automatically drop to the bench due to the consistent performances of his competitors at club level.
His international career faces a real danger if 20-year-old defender Mohammed Salisu decides to honour Ghana’s call up. Salisu is recognised as the best central defender in the Spanish La Liga and has been on the radar of top clubs including Atletico de Madrid who are ready to activate his release clause according to Marca.com.
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