Tottenham fans have come to hate transfer windows over the last 12 months. The two most recent transfer windows have brought nothing but the exit of Mousa Dembele, with no incomings whatsoever. However, TEAMtalk has broken an exclusive that claims Tottenham had a £27 million bid for Aleksandar Mitrovic rejected on deadline day.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) February 18, 2019
Whether or not TEAMtalk’s exclusive is accurate is a different story, but the Lilywhites are just delighted that they didn’t fork out on a massive move for Mitrovic. The Lilywhites currently have both Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente as their two senior strikers, with Heung-Min Son also able to deputise there despite being a winger by trade.
The thought of splurging that kind of money on a player like Mitrovic is one that the Lilywhites want to avoid. The Serbian may bring goals, but his brutal style of play and inconsistent disciplinary record makes him a player that would only be bad news for the North London faithful. If he had made the move, Mitrovic would have provided a short-term fix for their injury woes, but as soon as Kane is back the Serbian would become a £27 million substitute.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on the Mitrovic rumours here:
Imagine trying to replace Llorente.
— Crosby (@CrosbyTheYid) February 19, 2019
We got Llorente it’s all good
— Andres (@Radiqtion) February 18, 2019
Llorente>>>the man who headlocked sanchez a month ago
— Sondays (@sonswembley) 19 February 2019
But Llorente is better anyway
— Tom Moore (@Tmoore029) 18 February 2019
No better than Llorente and that's saying something.
— Sir Hobby of Herts (@THE_ONLY_HOBBY) February 18, 2019
Not our type of player, he fouled us left,right and centre.
— Tina (@nimba) February 19, 2019
Llorente is better than this bum
— Johnathan (@johnathan_101_) February 18, 2019
The Lilywhites hate the fact they were almost stuck with Mitrovic and are glad that they’ll be continuing to use Llorente as Kane’s deputy.