Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are in a buoyant mood after the London Evening Standard revealed that Spurs are confident of beating Southampton to Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.
The Belgian spent last season on loan at St Mary’s and had an impressive season, but Mauricio Pochettino is attempting to hijack his former club’s efforts of signing the defender, who made 26 starts for Ronald Koeman’s side.
Spurs fans are joyful with their pints as the rumours are swinging in their favour as it believed the 26-year-old would prefer a move to White Hart Lane.
Atleti are currently looking for a club to meet their price of £14m for the defender as it is unlikely he will get frequent football at the Vicente Calderon, as he is behind Diego Godin and Miranda.
Punters in the Tavern feel that Daniel Levy will have no trouble meeting this fee, as it is for a player who has proved himself at this tier of football.