It was Danny Rose at Tottenham, Juan Mata at Chelsea and now it appears reported Everton goal Gonzalo Villar might turn out to be the newest high-profile sufferer of Jose The Remorseless.
One of many first names on the group sheet throughout Paulo Fonseca’s final season at Roma, the Spain worldwide is discovering out how fickle top-level soccer may be.
Fonseca’s departure and Mourinho’s subsequent arrival has coincided with a fall from grace that may make even Fernando Torres wince.
Villar hasn’t performed a single minute of Serie A soccer this season. He has been unnoticed of the match-day squad totally for 3 of Roma’s seven league fixtures too.
And when requested to elucidate Villar’s absence, Mourinho responded in sometimes prickly vogue.
Villar finds himself out within the chilly at Roma
“I don’t perceive the query about Villar. Why this query?” the former Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss protested.
“There isn’t any downside with Villar. Possibly his downside is with (Bryan) Cristante and (Jordan) Veretout, who’re taking part in very nicely? This isn’t an issue for Villar, quite it’s a good factor for the group.
“Why was he at all times a starter final season? What can I reply? I’ve a special imaginative and prescient of soccer from Fonseca and he had different choices.”
You’ll be able to say that once more.
Roma, within the house of 1 April afternoon, sacked a purist and hired a pragmatist, changing a forward-thinking, possession-heavy tactician with a person who actually invented the phrase ‘parking the bus’.
A technically gifted, tempo-setting quantity six got here to epitomise Fonseca’s soccer at Roma. Villar idolises Andres Iniesta and has been likened to former Giallorossi playmaker David Pizarro by the man himself – however Mourinho has usually constructed his sides round ball-winners quite than ball-players; a Claude Makelele, a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
This was a man who remodeled Pepe into an Achilles-scraping, card-collecting defensive midfielder in spite of everything.
Is Gonzalo Villar on his approach to Everton in January?
In keeping with Calciomercato, Everton are contemplating a January method for Villar, providing the 23-year-old a recent begin within the Premier League.
An outstanding passer of the ball who can management the tempo of a recreation from a deep-lying midfield function, Villar could the closest factor the Toffees have had because the final Spanish midfielder to put on royal blue – Mikel Arteta.
And it’s laborious to think about Mourinho standing in Villar’s means. Except, in fact, he’s prepared to stunt a younger participant’s profession simply to harass his outdated adversary Rafa Benitez?
With Jose, we’ve discovered to count on the surprising.
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