According to a report by Belgian outlet Voetbal24, Premier League trio Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Mertens ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with Napoli reportedly keen to move the 33-year-old on this summer.
It is then claimed that the Napoli board will “not be difficult” if they receive an acceptable offer for the £10.8 million-rated Belgium international, who has scored eight goals and registered seven assists over his 21 Serie A appearances this season.
However, after Last Word On Spurs relayed the report regarding Tottenham’s interest on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing to be furious at the prospect of Jose Mourinho making a move for Mertens this summer, as they believe the striker is well past his best.
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So, what exactly did these Tottenham Hotspur fans have to say in reaction to Spurs’ interest in Dries Mertens?
“Coming from Serie A to the Prem at 33 years of age…”
“Don’t joke yourself, Spurs aren’t going after a 34-year-old.”
“The guy genuinely needs a walking stick.”
“Let me guess, he’s coming to the end of his contract?”
All in all, it would appear as if these Tottenham fans are far from happy with Spurs’ reported interest in Mertens, however, considering the centre-forward has been Napoli’s fourth-best player in the Italian top flight so far this season, perhaps the Belgian, despite his advancing years, could still prove a useful addition to Mourinho’s attacking arsenal this summer.