Tottenham fans have been waiting for a very long time to sign a player. The club are record holders having become the first ever team in the Premier League not to sign a player in a summer window. However, according to Argentine radio show El Deportivo Crack, they’ve agreed terms with Boca Juniors’ Wilmar Barrios and are close to finalising a 23 million euro deal with the club for him.
BREAKING | Tottenham Hotspur have reached agreement with Wilmar Barrios ahead of the midfielder completing a January transfer to the club.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 21 October 2018
Wilmar Barrios is a name that most English football fans will know owing to the Colombian’s exploits in the World Cup. The young midfielder probably should have been sent off in England’s round-of-sixteen win against Colombia when he threw a headbutt at Jordan Henderson, although the incident wasn’t picked up on by the referee and the officials failed to go to VAR to check the incident.
Despite that, the World Cup is now behind us and it’s clear that Barrios is a talented young lad. Davinson Sanchez will obviously be talking to the midfielder about coming to Tottenham seeing as the pair play together for the national team. Using that link will likely be key to getting this deal over the line and Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to shell out the fee of roughly £20 million to secure the club’s first signing in almost a year.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on the Barrios links here:
Remember this story in the summer when we agreed terms and waited… and waited
— Jamie Smith (@JamieSm78810894) 21 October 2018
Nice like the look of him thought he did well at the world cup
— Musa (@Musathfc) October 21, 2018
Oh I hope this is true
— Jules (@JulianAubrey10) October 22, 2018
Hope it is true…
— Spurspam #FBPE (@pamelawharfe) 21 October 2018
cue the Chelsea scouts taking a trip to South America
— Michael pelley (@mickypelley1982) 21 October 2018
Sure I saw a link to his Instagram saying deal with spurs agreed
— Matt Woolfenden (@mattwolf25) October 21, 2018
Let's hope so. He's a beast of a player
— Punjabi Spurs (@tajbains) October 21, 2018
We need cm reinforcements! Wanyama always injured. Barrios is more mobile like winks but much tougher
— noname (@yiddooooo) October 21, 2018
The Lilywhites are keen to sign Barrios and will just be hoping that the ongoing links are true.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!