Tottenham fans desperate to beat Arsenal to Mertens

Tottenham fans are absolutely loving the latest transfer links, after Gazzetta dello Sport claimed they will rival Arsenal for the signature of Dries Mertens.

Tottenham fans are desperate for their club to sign some superstars to join the impressive young core Mauricio Pochettino has built, and Napoli forward Dries Mertens could be the perfect starting point.

The Electric Belgian could pretty much play in any of the three positions behind Harry Kane in Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1, and would also provide the much needed cover for Kane himself, having spent lots of time as a central striker over the last two seasons.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via talkSPORT), the 31 year-old is available for just £24.5m due to a clause in his contract.

Some fans may have reservations about spending that much on a 31 year-old, but Mertens is exactly the type of immediate star that Pochettino is so desperate for.

The speedy Belgian has 21 goals and nine assists in all competitions this season, after hitting his prime last season when he grabbed a remarkable 28 league goals in his first full season playing as a striker.

Tottenham fans are praying they can beat Arsenal to his signature, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…