Southampton continue to be linked with a move for Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer, and the Premier League club’s fans have been reacting to the latest speculation.
Southampton could spend close to £18m on Alcacer this summer – as covered by Mundo Deportivo – and it is certainly one to watch.
The Spain international joined Barcelona from Valencia in the summer of 2016, and the centre-forward has made 50 appearances for the Catalan outfit in all competitions.
Alcacer has only managed 15 goals during his time at Barcelona, however, with the presence of Luis Suarez in the final third of the field making it difficult for him to secure a regular spot.
Southampton have been linked with the 24-year-old over the last month or so, with the English club’s head coach Mark Hughes said to be a huge admirer of the Spaniard.
The Saints fans have been reacting to the transfer speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are struggling to agree whether it would be a good deal.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Don’t get this. In my lifetime saints have always played with a big target man, something alcacer isn’t. Plus we currently lack creative players and want to sell the only ones we do have so this really isn’t going to be a great signing for us. Plenty out there that fit better
— Adam Baker (@adzbaker6) June 26, 2018
No he can’t
— Nathan marks (@Nathanmarks333) June 26, 2018
Except he doesn’t want to leave Barca!
— John Doswell (@dossie1954) June 26, 2018
What a coup this will be
— john sawyer (@johnsawyer3) June 26, 2018
hes the kinda player we need.
— Dean Alex Taylor (@DeanAlexTaylor) June 26, 2018
Not good enough for Barca= Not good enough for #saintsfc. Rather have Mousa or Mitrovic
— sfcpaul (@sfcpaul100) June 26, 2018
I really don’t want this deal to go through
— Raul Vaid (@rvaid3) June 26, 2018