Spurs fans want “excellent” Grimaldo to replace Rose

Tottenham fans are loving the latest transfer links, after Portuguese reports said they are lining up a swoop for Alejandro Grimaldo.

With Danny Rose looking likely to leave North London, Mauricio Pochettino will likely want another left back this summer.

According to Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness), that left back will be Benfica’s Grimaldo, as Spurs have €30m (about £26m) allocated to sign the youngster.

Pochettino likes to have two full backs available on each side to cope with the constant overlapping and high intensity of his system, especially as the club looks to push for more silverware, meaning they could play even more matches next season.

Grimaldo was linked with lots of top clubs after he first broke out at Benfica, but has flown slightly under since then.

The 22 year-old grabbed one goal and four assists in 28 league games last season, and averaged an impressive 2.6 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game.

The flying Spaniard is good going forward as well, averaging 1.4 dribbles per game and 1.3 key passes.

Grimaldo is already good enough to push Ben Davies for a starting spot, and still has loads of potential for Pochettino to tap in to.

Fans would be very happy to make a £26m move it seems, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…