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Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Wilmar Barrios performance

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Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Wilmar Barrios performance

The Tottenham target got a first taste of World Cup action today.

It was a game to forget for Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez this afternoon, as Colombia were defeated 2-1 by Japan.

The young centre-back struggled throughout the fixture and can take a large part of the blame for their shock defeat.

However, whilst Spurs fans will not have enjoyed watching their starlet have such a troublesome game, they will have liked getting to know a potential new signing a little better.

With a reshuffle needed after a red card for Carlos Sanchez, the South American side threw Wilmar Barrios into the fray.

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Spurs have been linked with his signature for some time now.

The Independent recently reported that his current club Boca Juniors had made a last ditch attempt to keep him in Argentina until at least January.

Spurs are said to be close on a deal to being the player to England, for a fee in the region of £14.5 million. But what did fans make of his display?

What became apparent quickly is that Barrios is no replacement for Mousa Dembele. He seems to be more in the shape of another Victor Wanyama or Eric Dier type.

He is strong in the tackle, athletic and plays neat and tidy football but fans are probably wondering if the club’s money can be better spent elsewhere.

Here is some of the best reaction…

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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