Tottenham Hotspur have dropped their interest in AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, per Football Insider, leaving fans split over the news.
The Belgium international spent the second half of last season on loan at Leicester City, with Spurs linked with a move in the January transfer window.
The report claims that the Ligue 1 club have quoted Spurs a price of over £40m for the 22-year-old, who the Foxes would like to sign on a permanent basis.
However, the north London club are said to believe that Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso are higher-quality targets this summer as they bid to make their first signing since 2018.
Indeed, The Guardian claim that Spurs are in talks with Lyon over a deal for the France international, while Lo Celso is said to be keen on working under Mauricio Pochettino in north London.
Nevertheless, fans are split over this decision, some believing that Tielemans, having proven himself in the Premier League with three goals and five assists in 13 games, would have been a shrewd addition, and others pleased that Tottenham are focusing their efforts on Lo Celso and Ndombele instead.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
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— Tottenham Connected (@TottenhamConne1) June 17, 2019
Ndombele is an out right must for us this window but I think Tielemens is a more intelligent singing than Lo Celso. Will probably cost £20-30m less and is premier league proven. He’s had an amazing spell at Leicester & in the World Cup.
— max (@maxrward) June 17, 2019
This is the attitude we need to have! Go all out for our main targets and let’s seal them for once! Come one boys! @SpursOfficial
— Lewis Manners (@llewi01) June 17, 2019
This might backlash
— Edgy Cats (@xQuickscop3r) June 17, 2019
Excellent news, hope this is true! ?
— JEJakobsen ⏳ (@NuffNonsense) June 17, 2019
Not holding my breath when it comes to actually signing them we’ll end up holding out too long and they’ll sign for someone else ??
— Grant (@Granttcooper7) June 17, 2019
— Spider from Mars! (@kruder69) June 17, 2019
I don’t reckon we’ll sign anyone again ?♂️
— Y1d 4 l1f3 (@110173matty) June 17, 2019