I think the Tottenham Hotspur rumour mill had already linked us with veteran player Dani Alves this summer, but over the weekend the speculation exploded as the 36-year-old player spoke about his future.
Outlet AS namechecked the Brazilian international as being of interest to us, Manchester City and Arsenal following the expiry of his contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germain but if we have made contact over the player, this would be a very un-Spurs like move full stop given his age – but the players quality and career in the game cannot be argued with.
Speaking to Globo Esporte recently, the player wasn’t ruling anything out but guaranteed whoever signed him would be getting a ‘Champion’.
“I have many things to conquer in football and with that spirit I go anywhere. The only thing I can say is that the one who hired me will have a champion.”
It definitely split reactions amongst the fans with some thinking it would be a cracking deal given his experience, but others flatly refusing to believe in the rumour given it would be such a left field move for us.
It would certainly be a statement, that’s for sure.
Still don’t believe in this won’t get my hopes up
— Pablo mcc (@pablo_mccalla10) July 14, 2019
Bruh we’d win the league ????????
— M I D D L E C H I L D ???????? (@LunjesFather) July 14, 2019
We paid Llorente 100k a week for two years…..this guy is worth it!
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) July 14, 2019
Seems really fake news. Hope I'm wrong but I don't think so.
— Dwight Schrute (@ConstantineDoe) July 14, 2019
Daniel Levy thinking of the shirt sales with this one #COYS
— Doctor Chaos (@AntGill77) July 15, 2019
Serial winner is what we need in the dressing room so could be a good move short term
— Jon Labi (@Jon1Labi) July 14, 2019
I think poch has learned his lesson with aurier
— Patrick Ryan (@IAmPatrickRyan) July 14, 2019
I’ve been hoping for this news ????????
— Chris Paouros (@chrispaouros) July 14, 2019
Anyone saying no thanks needs to have a word with there selve
— Shaun Lewis (@ShaunLewis17) July 14, 2019
Yeah I get that bro, maybe he can help push KWP and Foythy at RB
— TantalizingTanguy™️ (@TantalzngTanguy) July 14, 2019
About time we actually did a free transfer
— #FireWilpon (@aninsanemetsfan) July 14, 2019