Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been giving their reaction to a surprise report linking the club with a move for full-back Joao Cancelo.
Spanish outlet El Desmarque have claimed Jose Mourinho is ready to move for his fellow countryman this month, and has even been in contact with the player.
Cancelo only joined Manchester City last summer in a reported £60 million deal that saw Danilo move to Juventus.
So far, he has made 18 appearances for the club, but started just 13 times.
Recently there has been a bit of speculation about his future, with City boss Pep Guardiola saying he needed to improve to get in the team or leave if he is unhappy (MEN).
It hasn’t been a straightforward transition for Cancelo, with Kyle Walker still largely preferred at right-back.
Spurs have had real trouble at right-back this season, with the departure of Kieran Trippier proving to be a bigger deal than was first thought.
Serge Aurier has struggled, while Kyle Walker-Peters has hardly had a look in.
Tottenham fans react
Many Tottenham fans on social media were delighted to learn of links to Cancelo, with the consensus being he is a top player who isn’t getting the game time he should at the Etihad Stadium:
Please sign this man @SpursOfficial
— MalayaBöyv (@haekiim) 15 January 2020
damn men, he is a such baller
— Alex (@mcenriquerhee) 15 January 2020
could be a good one but i don’t believe we’ll sign him
— Alexi 🏴⚪️ (@THFCWales) 15 January 2020
@levy get it done
— Jay⚽️🔥🥇 (@TanGANG_SZN) 16 January 2020
Cancelo is a very good player & would be an upgrade. He is currently concerned that lack of playing time could keep him off of Portugal’s squad & wants to go to a squad where he will be playing regularly. This is would be an excellent signing
— Giuseppe Alberto (@Giuseppeberto7) 15 January 2020
Now this would be a statement signing.. Let Milan have Aurier and go for this guy.. Tanganga showed he is more than capable of playing RB so let’s free up some wages and get this in
— Ben Philp (@benphilp) 15 January 2020
He’s an upgrade to Aurier imo but I’d rather see Semedo tbh.
— Steve MacIver (@maciver_steve) 15 January 2020
I’d take that
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) 15 January 2020
Exactly what we need but won’t happen
— Chael Cormier (@ChaelCormier) 15 January 2020
That’d be a top signing
— Snpart (@Snpart1Snpart) 15 January 2020
pls do it
— Patrick strätz (@HeldPaul) 15 January 2020
Would be an absolute world class signing, but not happening. We can dream about it though.
— CB🇩🇰 (@CBthfc_) 15 January 2020