Various reports have suggested Tottenham will pursue Boca Juniors enforcer Wilmar Barrios this summer, and fans like what they see of the 24 year-old.
According to the Sun, Tottenham will raid Boca Juniors this summer in a £25million deal to secure Barrios as Mauricio Pochettino looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the league title.
Spurs have already got plenty of depth in the attacking midfield positions, so it is no surprise to see them targeting a more defensive minded midfielder.
Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele could both leave the club this summer, and Barrios would be an instant upgrade on the former.
The feisty Colombian averages an incredible three tackles and 2.8 interceptions per game this season, and his six yellow cards in 23 starts certainly show he’s not afraid to get stuck in.
Fans are feeling the 24 year-old could be a replacement for Mousa Dembele, but it actually seems more likely that he is Wanyama’s replacement, with players like Tanguy Ndombele being lined up to replace Dembele.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found down below, and one fan even thinks he’s better than a Premier League great already…
Heard he’s the Colombian Kante
— CELTICS VS CAVS (2-1) (@Zooba39fifa) May 20, 2018
Hope this is true..
Fine replacement for Wanyama if not an upgrade
— Mthimban' Dlamini (@TenMillion11) May 20, 2018
He could be a great addition. I can affirm he is highly appreciated at Boca. We need more South American blood in the team! Poch knows that.
— SpursUruguay (@Spursfanuru) May 20, 2018
— Joe Murfitt (@JoeSMurfitt) May 20, 2018
Wilmar >>>>>> kante
— Facu cabj (@fcabj7_) May 20, 2018
Sign him up #thfc
— Daz Smith (@TopChefDarren) May 20, 2018
He knows how to pass forwards. That's all I need to know, sign him up.
— MintyBloke (@Mintybloke) May 20, 2018