Tottenham fans react to centre-back rumours

According to The Times, Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring a number of defenders as they prepare to replace Toby Alderweireld in this summer’s transfer window.

Alderweireld has been linked with a move away from Spurs since the middle of last season, and the Belgium international is expected to move on.

It is being reported that Spurs have three potential replacements in mind, with Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt and Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard all under consideration.

Mina and De Ligt would of course be direct replacements for Alderweireld, but Pavard is more versatile as he can play as either a centre-back or at right-back, as he showed for France at the World Cup.

The Tottenham fans have been reacting to the speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that Mina proved pretty popular.

The Barcelona centre-back is expected to leave Camp Nou this summer, and demonstrated at the 2018 World Cup that he could be developing into a very good central defender.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Spurs supporters can be seen below: