Tottenham are one of several clubs battling it out to sign Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard – and supporters have been reacting on Twitter.
Spurs are keen to bolster their ranks during the January transfer window and may target another creative player.
Lingard has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He is yet to play a single minute in this season’s Premier League, with his three outings all coming in cup competitions.
Lingard would welcome the chance to leave United this month in search of regular first-team football.
West Ham, Sheffield United, Inter Milan, Nice and Marseille are all apparently monitoring the situation, according to TalkSPORT.
Lingard has scored four goals in 24 appearances for England and has been at United through the youth ranks.
The interesting thing about the Tottenham links are that it would provide him with a chance to reunite with Jose Mourinho.
Lingard played some of his best football at United under Mourinho, helping the club to Europa League glory in 2017.
The £75,000-a-week player has lost his way in recent years but playing under the Special One could be just the tonic for a revival.
Tottenham fans don’t agree, however, with plenty firmly against the idea.
Here is what they have been saying on Twitter about the recent link.
Not happy with this but is a homegrown attacking midfielder, which if Dele does leave, is exactly what we need.
— Matt Heavens (@MatthewHeavens) January 21, 2021
This finishes me. If this happens then I am finished til Jose leaves. We do not need more players that are able to run around a lot or “put a shift in”. We have enough of these types of players already. We need qualm
— Audere est “Ah here”! (@PeterCl44777546) January 21, 2021
Get rid of Dele, bring in Jesse?!!
— It all seems a bit trivial now 💙 (@MattyFrench82) January 21, 2021
Insane. Thought team was trying to get rid of dead weight? Awful signing. Worst player. Shouldn't even be in the PL.
— Tayo (@TayoMello) January 21, 2021
I never want to see this guy in the same sentence as my club ever again
— sami 🇰🇷 (@hmson7i) January 21, 2021
That’s embarrassing, if true
— Gavin Holmes (@GavHolmes) January 21, 2021