However, as reported by the Daily Mail, the incentive provided by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to his new head coach demonstrates the club's urgent need to maintain their Champions League status, as well as recognising the challenging nature of the task on Mourinho's hands.
Spurs icon Hazard who remains a loyal follower of his old club, commented on the signing of Fernandes and believes he will be a success under Mourinho at Tottenham - but is hopeful that he is not the only recruit Spurs land this month.
'For me, yes, he is in the three best managers in the world because he has won so many trophies, ' Aurier told The Telegraph. "If you ask me in late February or early February, I'm going early at this moment", said Mourinho to a media conference.
"When you get players in January, normally it's because you need".
'I think everyone knows what the gaffer wants and where we want to go. "We have him for his multi-functionality".
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Aurier has featured prominently under Mourinho and will be eager to retain his place in the side.
The France keeper has not played for Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November, but appears to be edging closer to his first appearance under the Portuguese's stewardship.
The FA Cup represents a feasible target as Tottenham look to win a trophy - they will face Southampton away in the fourth round.
Finishing in the top four in the Premier League will be a hard task, with Tottenham now in eighth place, nine points adrift of Chelsea, who are fourth.