Tottenham Hotspur fans have reacted to a fresh report linking them with Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar.
The big fat Tottenham quiz of 2019 – how much do you remember about the last year at Spurs?
The report states that the club are weighing up a loan move that would cost €6m (£5m) with a potential option to buy the 24-year-old for €60m (£50.9m).
With Lemar failing to score or provide an assist thus far this season, fans weren’t impressed by the Foot Mercato report – some said the winger isn’t good enough, while others questioned the validity of the link – and negativity has been a common theme amongst the reaction once again…
Nkoudou V2 https://t.co/nGPW8pwq38
— Jœ (@Joe_Spurs) January 6, 2020
Please, no. Sort out that shambles of a defence as a priority. Don’t need another N’Koudou on our hands. https://t.co/extjq6Jh0e
— Sean Johnson (@SeanJohnson93) January 6, 2020
Not needed please
— . (@ftblTxshar) January 6, 2020
Not really what we need though is he?
— Adam McCulloch (@mccullocha) January 6, 2020
This would be a pathetic signing!
— Sergios Sergiou (@NorthLondonIT) January 6, 2020
No thanks massive flop
— Sizzlinghotson (@sizzlinghotson) January 6, 2020
He’s been terrible for two years
— S (@jsethke) January 6, 2020
— COYS 🏴🇮🇱🇵🇹 (@COYS_Shelfside) January 6, 2020
Some other supporters, though, are more open to the idea than when the rumour initially emerged, perhaps because it’s now clear Lemar is available to Tottenham or because of the way the deal would be structured.
Lemar, of course, was at the centre of something of a transfer tug-of-war prior to his move to Atletico, with Arsenal interested in securing his signature.
Better than Lucas at least https://t.co/CxD2Co3fsl
— ʷAxel🇸🇪 (@ftblaxelV3) January 6, 2020
— David (@Eriksen23COYS) January 6, 2020
Make it happen
— dave ~ Follows Back (@SpursyDave) January 6, 2020
Was a baller under Sacramento at Monaco pic.twitter.com/7fTG5kg8bn
— ᴀʟᴇx | Suspended AGAIN 🥴 (@_10Kane2) January 6, 2020
I’d take it, Lucas is too hot and cold. Would be good to have another pacy wingers to compete..
— Luke Neville (@lukenev13) January 6, 2020
Take the loan deal. If he does well, we can but him next year and ship off some dead wood
— Has Berkul (@hazza_b82) January 6, 2020
One of our coaches – coached him at Monaco so its definitely possible- get his confidence back – class is permanent.👍🏻💙
— Jon (@JonWals17999618) January 6, 2020
During his time at Monaco he scored 22 goals and registered 33 assists, playing for the club when Joao Sacramento, Spurs’ assistant coach, was also with the Ligue 1 side.
It remains to be seen if Lemar will end up in north London; the Gunners are also said to be interested, as they were prior to his switch to La Liga.
Meanwhile, Spurs fans have told Daniel Levy to do one thing in January.