Masses of Tottenham Hotspur fans are furious on Twitter after the latest batch of reported summer transfer targets emerged.
Per The Daily Mail, Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino have identified Valencia’s Carlos Soler, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jack Grealish and Jarrod Bowen of Aston Villa and Hull City respectively, as players they want to see at the New White Hart Lane next season.
The rumour left supporters seething and it’s no surprise either, given that only one of these targets currently plies their trade in the top half of one of the top five European leagues.
That man is Soler with his Valencia side sitting seventh La Liga. Even still, some Lilywhites fans clearly don’t believe he is remotely good enough despite being arguably the pick of the list.
Comments such as “we’re looking at 2nd tier players again” are not digs at the quality of the targets, but literal facts on this occasion as Grealish and Bowen both play in the Sky Bet Championship, neither in the top seven either.
It doesn’t seem like the North London club are being nearly as ambitious as they should given their current position and this has also led a fan to accuse the board of “going backwards,” while others can only sum up their thoughts with disbelief-driven sarcasm, commenting “ambition written all over that” and “wow, some exciting names there.”
Check out some of Spurs supporters’ best Twitter reactions, below…
— john bricknell (@Johnbricknell10) March 15, 2019
Ambition written all over that
— ? (@FullbIack) March 15, 2019
Wow some exciting names there.
— Mark Thomas (@MarkTho91202887) March 15, 2019
I’d rather not sign anyone again. Our scouts are a mess. Back to the old mediocre Spurs ??
— Charlie Ball (@CharlieJBall_) March 15, 2019
Not being funny but look at the drop off in quality of what we are selling to what we are buying. We also need two right backs.
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) March 15, 2019
So we’re looking at 2nd tier players again. Rather we just bought 2 or 3 top class players.
— Charlie (@Huggzey) March 15, 2019