Tottenham fans react as report claims 20-goal midfielder is desperate to join club this summer
A report from Portugal has claimed that Porto midfielder Sergio Oliveira is desperate to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer. It is claimed that he is waiting for The North London club to sign him, despite Spurs not boasting a manager. Tottenham fans want Oliveira signed, following the reports.
Oliveira, 29, has been in stunning form for Porto over the last 12 months. While he failed to stop Sporting Lisbon from winning the Liga NOS title – Porto eventually finishing second – he did score 20 goals last season. Five of those came in the Champions League, including a brace against Juventus.
Now, the Record claims after a failed move to Fiorentina, he wants to join Tottenham. His move to La Viola was worth £21.5million (Italy24News) – but has fallen through. That is, though, even after moves for Paulo Fonseca, Gennaro Gattuso and Antonio Conte have all hit the skids. Nuno Espirito Santo is now an option for Spurs, and Oliveira worked under him at Tottenham.
What are Tottenham fans saying about Oliveira?
Spurs do need added options in midfield. Moussa Sissoko is being linked with the exit door, as is Harry Winks. Both Gio Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele were inconsistent. Dele Alli came back into the side towards the end of the season, but he had struggled up until that moment.
Oliveira might be ideal, then. Looked after by super agent Jorge Mendes and his agency – like Carlos Vinicius and Matt Doherty, according to TransferMarkt – Oliveira would be a wonderful signing for Spurs. Tottenham fans responded on Twitter to the news.