According to reports in German publication Bild, Tottenham Hotspur have launched a bid to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Matthias Ginter this summer.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bring in a new central defender this summer to provide competition to Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld next season and perhaps even be the first-choice in a three-man defence – a system that the Argentine boss deployed towards the end of last term.
The north London outfit have already been linked with the likes of Manchester United’s Chris Smalling and Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson, but now it appears they have stepped up their interest in Ginter, who is also a Germany international.
Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while some believe he is average having heard the opinions on him from Dortmund fans, others believe that Pochettino would get the best out of him.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
spursy, linked with the worst player at a top european club ???
— LP (@thfcdeol) June 23, 2017
Going to be funny when poch teaches him how to defend and he become one of the best in the league
— lily white army (@lilywhite_army) June 24, 2017
Poch will sort him out
— SpaceCowboy (@CowboyPrimo) June 24, 2017
WE'D GLADLY TAKE HIM!! Think Poch will take the best out of him
— Wesh (@waweru_jb) June 24, 2017
— sol (@solomonlugmayer) June 23, 2017
Why guy is so average even Dortmund fans want him gone
— Andy-THFC/MB20 (@andynolanmb20) June 24, 2017
Oh don't like the sound of these replies!! Thought he was supposed to be good with loads of potential!
— Headhunter (@tommckenzie81) June 24, 2017