Jose Mourinho has had to settle on rotating between Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier for the majority of the games in charge so far, and the signing of Can could allow him to bring in someone with Premier League experience.
In fact, towards the end of his spell with Liverpool he was much fancied by Jurgen Klopp, playing 38 times in 2017/18, including the Champions League final.
Some Spurs fans are keen on the player, possibly due to his impressive form with the Reds, and as a result they would support a move for the German, not least because he may be an upgrade on their current options.
I would take him 100%.. quite surprised why people are turning their noses up at that deal lol
— Kieron Mabbutt (@Mabbstah) January 15, 2020
Get him. He can be a great addition to the squad
— Dipankar Kundu (@Dipanka12764189) January 15, 2020
Better than Winks but then again that’s not hard
— John Mac (@chumbamac) January 15, 2020
He’d defo be worth signing
— DeeBanks (@DeeBanks75) January 15, 2020
Can’s 25 caps for Germany highlight the quality he has, and though his lack of game time at Juventus is a negative mark against him, it should be considered that he is competing for minutes with some of the best midfielders in Europe, such as three-time Serie A winner Miralem Pjanic.
The fact he is out of favour with only two starts this term means he could be available for a cut-price deal, and that should appeal to supporters, as should the fact that he has averaged 2.4 tackles per game throughout his career and is still only 26-years-old.
The big fat Tottenham quiz of 2019 – how much do you remember about the last year at Spurs?
Despite that, there is a significant amount of opposition to the signing amongst the Spurs fanbase, with different arguments suggesting he has flopped at the Italian giants and is no longer the player he once was.
No way. He already reject the offer from ManU, isn’t he?
— Honey (@hxnyxf) January 15, 2020
He’s past it
— michael mclean (@annietrembler) January 15, 2020
No thanks he a flop
— Yidson spursnandes (@spursnandes) January 15, 2020
The transfer rumours don’t stop there, nor does the fan reaction, with Tottenham supporters reacting to another exciting player who has been linked to the club in recent days.