'We're massive', 'looks like R9': Some Spurs fans erupt after seeing 26-goal striker in Tottenham shirt
Spurs is currently a hotbed of transfer speculation thanks to the efforts of Fabio Paratici.
Tottenham are looking to rebuild in wake of a poor 2020-21 campaign and Paratici is certainly doing his bit.
The Italian has extensive knowledge of Serie A and two Atalanta players are apparently closing in on Spurs.
Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is all-but set for Tottenham, according to reports.
And defender Cristian Romero is apparently in talks with Spurs over a switch to N17.
On Friday, teammate Luis Muriel raised a fair few eyebrows when he was pictured in a Tottenham shirt on a five-a-side pitch.
A come-get-me plea to Paratici, a tribute to his teammates who are reportedly joining Spurs, or just gassing fans up?
Either way, Tottenham fans loved seeing Muriel sporting their team’s top in his spare time.
Here’s what they said on Twitter:
Spurs new feeder club.— Paul D’Arcy (@PaulDAr35338023) July 23, 2021
I would take Muriel as Kane's backup all day every day.— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) July 23, 2021
Be a decent back up I can’t lie— Alex⚽️THFC (@Malex200311) July 23, 2021
Don't worry Don Fabio will call if you want— Dominic_thfc (@Domino82432672) July 23, 2021
Nah we just robbing Atalanta players left and right lmfao— Cho 🇰🇷 (@thfc_cho) July 23, 2021
Looks like r9 sign him up— Joshua Morgan (@JoshuaMorgan25) July 23, 2021
BRING HIM IN OMDS— . (@thfcjonas) July 23, 2021
we're massive— 💎 (@callum_thfc_) July 23, 2021
Obviously Tottenham could do with bolstering their ranks up front, whether Harry Kane leaves or not.
And Muriel isn’t a bad shout, considering he grabbed 22 Serie A goals last season and 26 in all competitions.
Plus, he has been compared to Brazilian legend Ronaldo, one of the greatest centre-forwards of all time.