The resident Lilywhites have bemoaned their club’s transfer policy in the Transfer Tavern this week, after they missed out on the signing of Ross Barkley to their London-rivals Chelsea.
After Ross Barkley turned down Chelsea in the summer transfer window, it seemed as if the Evertonian had made a decision to join Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur, but it has recently become apparent that this assumption was far from the truth. Plenty of the fans clad in Tottenham white in the tavern had been hopeful of signing Barkley either this month or on a free transfer in the summer, and they were left to rue a missed opportunity after Chelsea confirmed his transfer to Stamford Bridge.
However, there is still plenty of time remaining in the January window for Spurs to bring some quality talent to the club in a bid to ensure they achieve qualification for the Champions League this season.
And according to reports in The Sun, Tottenham have identified Barcelona talent Andre Gomes as a transfer target for the month.
The Portuguese midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp this season, and his lack of first-team action suggests the Catalan giants will be open to offers for his services for the remainder of the January window.
A handful of the Spurs faithful have doubts about Gomes’ ability to perform in the English top-flight, but plenty of supporters are calling for Pochettino to bring the former Valencia star to North-London this month.
Here’s what the Tottenham fans had to say about their club’s links with Andre Gomes…
He's an interesting talent. I live in Valencia and he was mustard here. I think he'd be a good signing.
— Stuart Peel (@JedLomax) January 10, 2018
Look he could turn out to be an absolute worldy, alot of people on here seem to think he's pelt and not good enough for spurs, but if Poch has seen something and wants him, then that's good enough for me #THFC #spurs #InPochWeTrust
— Lee OJ Simpson (@LeeSimpson5) January 9, 2018
I've been saying he's good and Barca ruined him
— Spurs Galaxy (@GalaxySpurs) January 9, 2018
— Ben Archer (@benarcher60) January 9, 2018
If he plays for Tottenham, he will be a force to reckon with tbh
— Daniel Grey (@gangantedaniel) January 6, 2018
Barca rumour is Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez and Javier Mascherano are all available for transfer. I'd take all three at Spurs. We would just need to add a striker & that would be January done imo #COYS
— SCOTT (@_SW2_) January 10, 2018
Andre Gomes to Spurs
— charbel (@charbel88) January 9, 2018
— Danny Wilson (@DaniYido86) January 10, 2018
Andre gomes to spurs please ! #COYS
— syafiq (@swekuhtheysay) January 8, 2018
He could also be used as a Dembele replacement for if/ when he leaves. I rate him and I think he would be class if we can get him. He could work out better than Barkley
— JB (@JBCOYS1882) January 7, 2018