Tottenham fans are becoming increasingly furious with their club, as reports in Argentina suggest Wilmar Barrios will dump Spurs’ interest to sign for Chelsea.
According to Boca Juniors journalist Luis Fregossi, Barrios will seal a shock swoop to Chelsea in January 2019.
The tough tacking Boca Juniors midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham all summer, but it seems Chelsea have won the race for his signature.
The club president has even commented on the links, telling a local radio station that a Premier League club called him about Barrios on Friday.
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The 24 year-old defensive midfielder, valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, was seen as a possible replacement for Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave North London this summer.
Averaging three tackles and 2.8 interceptions per game last season, one dreads to think how to get past a midfield with Barrios alongside N’Golo Kante. With Kante being linked to Barcelona though, the Colombian could be seen as a long term replacement for the Frenchman.
Tottenham fans have been reacting to the shock transfer update, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Just going from bad to worse.
— Cenk (@ForzaYids) July 13, 2018
— Dubspurs (@Dubswede) July 13, 2018
We’re not signing anyone, we’re odds on to migrate north of the wall before the long night comes
— baron (@ShergoldCoys) July 13, 2018
briliant im still confused on the aim of our club and if you we want to challenge to win something because we havent signed anyone that is currently world class let alone anybody
— charlie goldson (@Charlie_Goldson) July 13, 2018
I’m really curious as to what promises levy made to Poch. Definitely nothing to do with signing players.
— Jo (@ChaosBubble_) July 13, 2018