The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been speculating over the future of Colombia and Boca Juniors midfielder, Wilmar Barrios. The 24-year-old was one of the main antagonists on Tuesday night when England faced Colombia and now he could be set to join the Premier League, according to Diario Registrado.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 6, 2018
The Tottenham fans were keeping a close eye on the midfielder when the Three Lions lined up against Colombia and it wasn’t hard to keep your eye on the 24-year-old. The Boca Juniors man was absolutely everywhere. He put in an N’Golo Kante-esque performance, although with a little bit more wind-up in him than Chelsea’s Frenchman has. The Lilywhites will be keen on securing Barrios’ signature, and with a small transfer fee, it’s a no-brainer.
At the moment, the Lilywhites have been linked to a whole host of midfield options. The club could potentially be signing Steven N’Zonzi, Adrien Rabiot, Tanguy Ndombele and Barrios this summer. It doesn’t matter how unlikely that is, the players are all being linked to signing for Mauricio Pochettino and with transfer fees spiralling in today’s day and age, Barrios’ £16 million tag is a kind fee for an impressive midfielder of his calibre.
You can read our resident Lilywhites’ verdict on Barrios here:
He’s only signing so he can have another go at Henderson,
— Daniel Davies (@dapper_dan83) 6 July 2018
Head butting the Liverpool Captain before he’s even joined. Spurs legend. Lol
— Mike Jukes (@Mookistar) July 6, 2018
needs to work on discipline but looks like a good talent with a great engine – coys
— tim walsh (@tincup6969) July 6, 2018
Love how people have seen him play once and don’t want him!! Didn’t have the best game V England but has been impressive in the other games and for his club ( not seen him play for Boca)
Good price and if Poch can work his magic could be a great signing.
— Gary Fox (@gazzafox9) 6 July 2018
Mobile, puts out fires and has an edge to his game. Could work very nicely
— Andy Ross (@adross91) 6 July 2018
He'd b a great signing.hard as nails little beast.bargain too
— Tron (@TronTromatic) July 6, 2018
Whilst some Spurs fans in the Tavern aren’t interested in the Colombian, he would make a top addition to the squad with his fiery temperament and hard-hitting approach.