While there’s still so much to play for in the Premier League considering the complexions of the campaigns for both Manchester United and Tottenham, the insatiable nature of the looming transfer window sees rumours and reports emerge long before it opens.
The latest blockbuster rumour to permeate the zeitgeist has been Manchester United’s apparent £40m interest in Spurs and England star Eric Dier. Though the former Sporting Lisbon youngster enjoyed a wonderful campaign last time around, the 23-year-old has struggled to wholly convince at either centre-back or in central midfield this season.
Still, with the premium on English players being so high, a £40m fee has been touted in the media. Considering the fact players such as N’Golo Kante and Grzegorz Krychowiak have gone for less in recent years, these rumours have provoked quite the reaction on social media.
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at how Twitter reacted.