Southampton fans react to Erik Lamela rumour as Quincy Promes hopes fade

According to The Ugly Inside, Southampton are reportedly lining up a late January move for Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela with their hopes of signing Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes fading, and Saints fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.

The Ugly Inside says that the imminent arrival of Lucas Moura at Spurs could pave the way for Lamela to leave the north London outfit, with his first-team starts limited following his return from a long-term hip injury in November.

Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that the south coast outfit’s move for Promes had stalled because Spartak have so far been unable to find a replacement for their 26-year-old star, and it remains to be seen whether Saints will make a move for an alternative or not.

Saints supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the Lamela link, and while one said “this better not be true”, another said “please tell me you’re kidding?”

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

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