Spurs fans on Twitter have been discussing Inter midfielder Matias Vecino after it was suggested that the Lilywhites have been offered the chance to sign the Uruguayan.
According to the Daily Star (via The Spurs Web), the 28-year-old first came up in conversation between the two clubs when they were negotiating the transfer of Christian Eriksen in January, but a transfer failed to materialise. The report suggests that Arsenal and Everton are also interested in signing the Inter ace ahead of next season, so Spurs could face some competition for his signature.
So far this season, the former Fiorentina man has averaged a disappointing 6.76 rating for his performances in Serie A, having contributed two goals and two assists in 18 appearances in the Italian top flight (per WhoScored). The midfielder is currently valued at £16.65 million by Transfermarkt, but if he is truly being offered out by the Italian side, then perhaps Spurs could negotiate a lower price for the 28-year-old this summer, especially with the majority of transfers likely to be cheaper due to the current viral outbreak.
Spurs are arguably well-stocked in central midfield, with the likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, and Oliver Skipp all available to play in that position, so you could argue that they should be looking to strengthen elsewhere in the summer transfer window.
Would Vecino be a good signing for Spurs?
Reaction from Spurs fans to the reported interest in Vecino can be seen in the tweets below.
Just rumours. We have so many central midfielders now dont need him, should focus on getting a Defensive Midfielder.
— Shamit (@SHAMITTHFC) June 3, 2020
Nonsense. We have too many Cm’s already
— Spurs fan (@mourinhology__) June 2, 2020
Other Spurs fans have suggested that they don’t want to sign the midfielder this summer.
Nah but I’ll take skriniar or de vrij
— Cianleahy123 (@cianleahy123) June 3, 2020
Some believe that Vecino has been regularly linked in the past.
I swear for some reason we’re linked to him on every transfer window
— Tom Spur (@tom_spur) June 2, 2020
His seems to be a name that pops up regularly enough.
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) June 2, 2020
Meanwhile, another fan thinks there is a potential way of making the deal for Vecino slightly cheaper.
inter still owe us 15m for Eriksen, keep the money and give us the player, easy
— Odyssey (@23Ody23) June 2, 2020
Overall, it seems as if the majority of Spurs fans wouldn’t be keen on signing Vecino this summer.