Tottenham fans are mocking West Ham’s chase for Juan Quintero, as reports claim the two London rivals will battle it out with Real Madrid to sign Colombia’s rising star.
According to various reports, Tottenham, West Ham and Real Madrid are all eyeing a summer swoop for Quintero, who will become a River Plate player this summer.
The Colombian playmaker has been on loan in Argentina from Porto, and River Plate are expected to make the mover permanent this summer, but reports in Argentina say he will have a new release clause of just €22m (£19.5m).
His incredible performances at the World Cup will have more than a few clubs sniffing around such a low release clause, and River Plate could be tempted to cash in for a tidy profit on a player who has been blasted for attitude problems at Porto.
The 25 year-old is an excellent dribbler, and loves popping up in various positions between midfield and defence to look for incisive forward passes.
His assist for Falcao’s goal against Poland followed a superb free kick goal against Japan, and the Hammers would love to bring him on board as a Lanzini replacement.
Spurs fans are bashing West Ham’s interest though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
🎶 one of these things is not like the others; one of these things does not belong 🎶
— World Cup (soccer) expert (@WalkOffHBPRyan) July 2, 2018
They have a lack of understanding if they think competition comes from West Ham
— Clive (@THBN_SpursBlog) July 2, 2018
Competition from West Ham ?????
— Nicky B ® (@nickyb1982) July 2, 2018
Competition from west ham? Don’t make me laugh lol
— Tony Care (@Tonycare316) July 2, 2018
Are you serious when you say face competition from West Ham ????
— Billy Cairns (@Billytheyid70) July 2, 2018
Of course competition from West Ham as they are on exactly the same level as Real Madrid ?????????
— Jason Aron (@Fraggle29) July 2, 2018
In other words competition from Madrid
— paul murray (@murray1234) July 2, 2018