Spurs fans on Twitter have been reacting to a post from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, which suggests that Jose Mourinho could look to sign Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard in the event that Dele Alli leaves the club in the current transfer window.
Romano suggested on Twitter that Spurs signing the 27-year-old would only be possible if Alli leaves in the near future, with The Times also suggesting recently that Mourinho is keen on bringing him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After Daily Hotspur shared this news on Twitter, lots of Lilywhites supporters have flocked to have their say on potentially signing the Englishman.
It has been suggested recently that the north London club could look to offload Alli on loan before the window closes in October, with Paris Saint-Germain one side who have seemingly registered an interest in the former MK Dons man. Lingard endured a really disappointing season with Manchester United during the 2019/20 campaign, registering just one goal and zero assists in 22 top-flight appearances, averaging a poor 6.3/10 rating for his performances (per WhoScored).
Would Lingard be a good signing for Spurs?
Alli, meanwhile, contributed eight goals and four assists in 25 Premier League appearances; averaging a much better 6.87 rating (per WhoScored), suggesting that Lingard may not be the best replacement for the 24-year-old should he leave the Lilywhites on loan.
Reaction from Spurs fans to the reported interest in Lingard can be seen in the tweets below.
Christ. To go from Dele to Lindgard would be a disgrace.
— PJ (@paulj86) September 20, 2020
Dreadful signing, never will I be as disappointed with a transfer! Absolute bang average player. Gutted if we signed him
— Gary Morris (@GaryRMorris) September 20, 2020
We will be a laughing stock if we do this
— Shaun Lewis (@ShaunLewis17) September 20, 2020
Spurs fans continued airing their disappointment with this reported news in their tweets.
I’d been hoping the Lingard situation was just a cruel hoax. But it seems the nightmare is real.
— Richard Approximately (@Eminescu) September 21, 2020
Just no!!!! No no no on so many levels
— TheFootyCafe (@TheFootyCafe) September 20, 2020
This would be madness!
— Nic Stephenson (@CaptainRanger1) September 20, 2020
Overall, it seems clear that the majority of Spurs fans would be less than happy if the Lilywhites were to sign Lingard as a potential replacement for Alli, so they may be relieved to hear from Football.london’s Alasdair Gold that there is ‘no interest‘ from Spurs in the England midfielder.