Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to new links to the Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo.
According to El Desmarque, Spurs and Jose Mourinho are ready to move for the 26-year-old, who is in strong competition for minutes with Sergi Roberto at Barcelona.
Semedo, a £26 million signing, is sometimes overlooked by manager Ernesto Valverde for the big games in favour of Roberto, who is a natural midfielder.
The Catalan giants also have the promising Moussa Wague on their books.
El Desmarque claim Spurs would be willing to offer €36 million/£31 million for the former Benfica defender, but Barca are hoping for around €50 million/£43 million.
Spurs’ need for a new right-back is fairly clear.
Since losing Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid last summer, Serge Aurier has had an extended run in the starting XI but is failing to convince the masses.
His rash nature remains a concern, but Mourinho doesn’t appear to fancy Kyle Walker-Peters or Juan Foyth.
Tottenham fans react
Some Tottenham fans were quite pleased to learn of the links to Semedo:
Now this is what I want to read.
— Ankit THFC (@Ankit_THFC) 8 January 2020
— xǝl∀ (@RedemptionDele) 8 January 2020
He is a very good full back, which is why this won’t be happening….
— Ross (@Pedders18) 8 January 2020
Please . Please lord be kind to us for once
— G-Lo (@CbullWS) 8 January 2020
Would be all over this. Quality player.
— ENIC Out (@LxcasMoura) 8 January 2020
— Dan⚽️ (@DanGeorge94) 8 January 2020
I’m on my knees
— Luke (@onomahh) 8 January 2020
I actually like the idea of this
— Fily (@DemiGodFily) 8 January 2020
That’s the type of player we need a box to box RB and he’s got great pace to counter with.
— Soul-King (@liam13meyer) 8 January 2020
Oh god I beg
— Rich Maxted (@RichMaxted) 8 January 2020
— matt (@sliwoski_) 8 January 2020