As far as Tottenham Hotspur fans are concerned, the January transfer window is huge. The Lilywhites signed nobody in the summer and now with a fatigued and injury-stricken squad, the fans are desperate for signings. Fortunately, they’ve been linked to a fair few players and this particular rumour in The Daily Mail linking Spurs to Declan Rice has got The Lilywhites excited.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) November 4, 2018
According to the article from The Mail, Tottenham could be set to battle it out with Chelsea for the young central-defender turned midfielder. His ability to shift between defence and midfield, much like Eric Dier does, makes him an incredibly valuable player and whilst Chelsea will be able to offer him a better contract financially, what Tottenham can table is first-team football alongside some of the best young talents in Europe.
Mauricio Pochettino’s supposed interest in Rice makes plenty of sense. Since he rocked up in N17 the Argentine has signed young English talents like Dier and Dele Alli and has promoted the likes of Harry Winks to the first team, and he could be set to make Declan Rice the next huge talent in North London. Tottenham fans have been looking at central-midfielders and defenders and with Rice ticking both of those boxes he could be a great addition to the club, and the fans are all in agreement that he’s the real deal.
You can read The Lilywhites’ calls to sign the West Ham man here:
Would be a great signing. Lad will excel with some real players
— Dan Travers (@dandinithegreat) November 4, 2018
Good player wont happen
— Musa (@Musathfc) November 4, 2018
Would love it, but can’t see it happening
— Darren Perry (@mrdarrenperry) 5 November 2018
Forget his background…the boy can play…serious potential….and well worth a punt
— Colin Hulyer (@ColinHulyer) November 4, 2018
Kid looks very good whenever I’ve seen him. Would be surprised if we’d be able to pull it off
— Indy (@hey_Indy) November 4, 2018
They’ll sell and I’d have him a heartbeat the lads quality
— Rosspur (@RossFerguson19) November 4, 2018
Very promising player- remember he's still only 19! No doubt Chelsea would outbid us for him!
— John H (@johnspurshow) November 4, 2018
Would be a good signing, even if just to watch WH Twitter go into meltdown at the idea of selling their golden boy to us
— Dave Clark (@DaveClark1972) November 4, 2018
He’s very promising. Need to get him out of that talent draining black hole that is West Ham though.
— Daniel Shack (@Daniel_Shack) November 4, 2018
Tottenham fans on Twitter would love to sign Rice, and whilst it will be difficult to prise him from West Ham, it’s certainly a move that they’d love to see come good.