MANCHESTER UNITED are considering a move for Tottenham’s head of recruitment, according to reports.
Paul Mitchell discovered Dele Alli and is considered one of the best talent spotters in the game.
The Manchester Evening News report Ed Woodward, has been under pressure to appoint a director of football since taking over all transfer activity in 2013.
On the commercial front, the United chief executive has enjoyed huge success.
But he has struggled in the transfer market with high profile signing such as Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Memphis Depay and Bastian Schweinsteiger proving expensive flops.
Mitchell has proven he has a keen eye for talent with his first purchase at Tottenham being Alli, who has won back-to-back PFA Players’ Young Player of the Year awards.
Before moving White Hart Lane, he was at Southampton, where his reputation grew.
He helped make the club huge profits on the likes of Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane.
While, he was also key in bringing Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier to Tottenham, who would now bring in huge profits, should they decide to sell.
Woodward has worked well with super-agents Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes, but the arrival of a new head of recruitment would ease the burden.
The 35-year-old Mitchell is a former professional, who spent his entire career in the lower leagues.