The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern who are so excited about the fast approaching Deadline Day have been met with some rather surprising news this evening.
Our North London locals have seen it all at White Hart Lane, though suggestions they could be plotting a bizarre last minute raid on Manchester City have left even the most seasoned on Hotspur Way in a state of shock.
According to ESPN, Mauricio Pochettino is ready to launch at attempt to lure Eliaquim Mangala to the Big Smoke.
The Frenchman has largely struggled to justify the mammoth price tag the Sky Blues shelled out to bring him to England back in 2014 and is yet to be included in any of Pep Guardiola’s match day squads.
Following the arrival of John Stones over the summer, as well as Aleksandar Kolarov’s conversion into a centre-back, the 25-year-old has slipped down the pecking order.
While life on these shores has not always been easy for the former Porto man, he boasts an imposing physical frame and has proved resolute in certain games.
Those propping up the bar this evening have expressed their doubts over any move, with the club previously enjoying a strong defensive record.
The same report goes on to suggest any deal to bring Mangala to Spurs could see Kevin Wimmer’s future cast into doubt, with the club reportedly open to listening to offers for the Austrian should they get their man.
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