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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans flock to Alasdair Gold transfer update

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Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur have been flocking to a transfer update which was relayed by journalist Alasdair Gold.

The Times recently linked the north London club with a move for Jesse Lingard and The Express touted Wout Weghorst as another possible transfer target.

However, Gold’s tweet poured cold water on both rumours as the journalist stated that they were ‘wide of the mark’ (per Alasdair Gold).

The tweet went on to explain that Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias, however, he is too expensive for Spurs in the current transfer window.

Lots of Tottenham fans then flocked to this tweet to air their reactions.

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It is claimed in the report for, which was shared in the tweet, that it has been reported that Dias is valued at £80m by Benfica, which is ‘far too expensive’ for Spurs in the current window.

Would you like Spurs to try and sign Ruben Dias in next summer's transfer window?

Yes, he's a class player

Yes, he's a class player

No, he's not that good

No, he's not that good

During the 2019/20 Premier League season, Lingard made 22 appearances for Manchester United in which he scored one goal and provided no assists (per WhoScored).

Over his appearances in the top flight, he earned a 6.30/10 average rating, the same rating in Spurs’ squad last season would have made him their seventh-worst performer.

So, perhaps it is clear to see why many Tottenham fans were pleased that Gold had stated that rumour was ‘wide of the mark’.

As can be seen in these responses from Spurs fans, they were seemingly disappointed with the news regarding Dias and Weghorst but relieved by the update on Lingard.

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