Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios over the last few weeks, and were expected to complete the deal this month.
However, according to Argentine journalist Luis Fregossi, Chelsea are now the favourites for the midfielder, and could sign him in the January transfer window.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to have viewed Barrios as a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele, but now Chelsea are seemingly in the driving seat.
The news has come as a big blow to the Tottenham fans who have been frustrated with their club’s lack of movement since the transfer window opened for business.
Barrios could go on to become a star in the Premier League, and the Spurs supporters fear that the 24-year-old will now be making the move to Chelsea.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Just going from bad to worse.
— Cenk (@ForzaYids) July 13, 2018
OMG ?? I just can’t
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) July 13, 2018
I quite literally have no idea who Luis is therefore cannot take any news seriously
I’ve checked his Twitter and I need Google translate to decipher his tweets…im out
— simon james (@sithespur) 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
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