West Ham fans react as Tottenham reportedly close in on Duje Caleta-Car signing
A report claims Tottenham are closing in on their third signing of the summer in the form of Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car. The powerful Croatian centre-back has been linked with a move to West Ham, as well as Spurs. West Ham fans are frustrated, as Tottenham close in on Caleta-Car.
Caleta-Car, 24, has caught the eye of Premier League clubs after an incredibly impressive start to his career. Already a 16-time Croatia international, he has more than 250 club appearances to his name. 130 came at Salzburg, before 91 at current side Marseille since joining in 2018.
A report from Croatian outlet SportKlub says Tottenham have jumped at the chance to sign the Euro 2020 defender. A fee of £20.5million is on the table and an agreement could come about in the coming days. Transfer guru Fabio Paratici is working hard as Tottenham rebuild the squad.
What are West Ham fans saying about Tottenham closing in on Caleta-Car?
The ex-Juventus and Sampdoria transfer chief has already brought in Pierluigi Gollini on a loan-to-buy deal worth a bargain £13million. He has, as of Monday, secured a player-plus-cash deal to sign Spanish wonderkid Bryan Gil – paying Sevilla little over £20million and Erik Lamela.
Now, his attention is likely to turn to that of the Tottenham defence. Cristian Romero, Maxence Lacroix, Takehiro Tomiyasu and more have been linked. But it looks as if Caleta-Car could be next. West Ham have been strongly linked with the Croatian defender over the last few windows.
Hammers supporters are becoming increasingly concerned. Yet to make a signing this summer, David Moyes is desperately in need of signings to bolster a thin squad about to embark on Europa League football. A defender is integral. West Ham fans are therefore frustrated to hear Caleta-Car is off to Tottenham, reportedly.