The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been looking into the possibility of signing Juan Quintero this summer after a story from La Nueva Deporte has claimed that the Lilywhites are interested in the midfielder.
[@LaNuevaDeporte] report Tottenham Hotspur have now expressed an interest in signing River Plate’s Juan Quintero.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 29 June 2018
The attacking midfielder has been one of the standout players at the World Cup so far this summer and will be included in lots of fans ‘team of the group stage’ elevens on Twitter in the coming days. However, the midfielder has only shown what he can in three games and it will be interesting to see how he fares against England when the South American’s face the Three Lions on Tuesday evening.
If Spurs do act on the rumours and follow through with some intent to sign the 25-year-old, it could be a complicated one. The Colombian is contracted to Porto but spent the second half of last season on-loan at River Plate in Argentina and will not return to Portugal until December 31st this year. The Argentine outfit has an option to buy of around £3 million though and could look to make a quick profit by signing him before selling him to the Lilywhites for a much larger fee in the same window.
You can read our local Spurs fans’ verdict on Quintero here:
He doesn't belong to river plate. He is just there on loan until january. Would be a tricky one to pull off
— Stopspot in World Cup mode (@ElStopSpot) June 29, 2018
He’s a Porto player not River Plate
— Neil R (@chimpthegooner) June 29, 2018
— Mark #Coys #Belgium (@MarkThomas2002) 29 June 2018
Looking forward to Levy placing a 19.2m bid then
— Mark #Coys #Belgium (@MarkThomas2002) June 29, 2018
Quality player, but had trouble settling in Europe.
— Daniel Shack (@Daniel_Shack) June 29, 2018
Like to see this happen looked fairly decent at World Cup
— Simon Sanders (@siespurs76) June 29, 2018
As you can see, the Spurs fans in the Tavern are cautious over this deal but will be hoping that it can come through as Quintero has impressed everyone so far in the World Cup.