By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to despair at the club’s reported plan to sign Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt as a replacement for Chelsea-linked Toby Alderweireld.
The Sun claim the north Londoners have identified the Ajax teen as the ideal defender to come in during the summer and are lining up a £45million swoop.
It is said that De Ligt could replace Alderweireld, who is set to quit Tottenham in the forthcoming window and is now a target for bitter rivals Chelsea.
The Spurs squad already includes a handful of former Ajax stars including Alderwiereld, fellow defenders Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen, as well as playmaker king Christian Eriksen.
However, Tottenham supporters are unimpressed at the prospect of signing De Ligt to replace Alderweireld, who they regard so highly.
A section of fans have also taken to social media to fume at the possibility of the Belgian being sold to Chelsea, with one claiming he would “tear my season ticket up” if that was to happen.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Selling an established top CB and buying potential, the vicious cycle continues
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) April 29, 2018
Definitely something in this. £45m plus wages will be more expensive than just upping a salary. Absolutely gutting ????
— Ish Virdi (@IshVirdi) April 29, 2018
If we sell Alderweireld to a rival then i am fully Poch out
— ._. (@BenSpursFan) April 29, 2018
If we sell to them I’m done
— Ben Archer (@benarcher60) April 29, 2018
We. Will. Not. Sell. To. Chelsea. Ever. pic.twitter.com/GezoDEqy1g
— Sean ORiordan (@SeanOR7) April 29, 2018
If we sell to Chelsea I will tear my season ticket up!
— Nathan Stannard (@NathanStannard) April 29, 2018
No way we sell to that mob
— Anthony Pepera ✏️???? (@otheranthony) April 29, 2018