Tottenham fans react on Twitter to reported attacking midfielder medical
By Harvey Byrne
Reports claim that Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli is having a medical at West Brom on Monday – and Spurs supporters questioned on Twitter why more senior players are leaving without being replaced.
Telegraph journalist John Percy claimed on his personal Twitter account that West Brom had agreed a club record fee of £13million for the Spurs attacker with the player travelling to the Hawthorns on Monday.
West Brom have agreed a club record fee of around £13m for Spurs winger Nacer Chadli. Expected for medical on Monday #wba #thfc
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 28, 2016
The 27-year-old was left out of Spurs’ match day squad against Liverpool on Saturday and has not made an appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.
The north London club have only signed Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen this summer, while DeAndre Yedlin, Nabil Bentaleb, Alex Pritchard, Dominic Ball and Fedrico Fazio have all been allowed to leave this window with Ryan Mason and Heung Min-Son also being linked with moves to Hull and Wolfsburg respectively.
Fans took to social media regarding Chadli’s reported departure and many were vocal about the lack of new signings amid all the departures.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Selling a lot of players – Chadli, Mason, now talk of Son – I just hope we bring some players in or our squad will be light #THFC
— John Smith (@Smithy_8684) August 29, 2016
Absolutely baffled by transfer business in this last week. Bentaleb, Mason & Chadli all seem on the way, with nothing lined up #thfc #coys
— Matt (@Spurs2380) August 29, 2016
Sad to see Chadli on the move. Pops up with some important goals, and never kicked off about being a squad player. #THFC
— Dan Curtis (@Dancurtis87) August 29, 2016
We will sell Chadli, Mason and Son, Sign Nkoudou and run out of time to get other deals done, levy worshippers will blame Marseille #thfc
— Christmas Rose (@MarkThomas2002) August 29, 2016
Tottenham fire sale! Chadli, Bentaleb, Mason, N'Jie! Need some replacements too #THFC #COYS
— TheSportsDean (@TheSportsDean) August 29, 2016
What on earth is going on at our club?! Selling bench players like Mason Chadli and maybe Son.Fair enough ! But surely need replacing? #THFC
— Cos1882 (@CNK82) August 29, 2016
The matchday squad on Saturday contained several youngsters on Mauricio Pochettino’s bench with Harry Winks and Joshua Onomah making substitute appearances during the encounter.
The Tottenham side will have to be flexible in the new campaign with the Champions League extending the north London side’s fixture list.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Crystal Palace’s new signing Christian Benteke has revealed he has held talks with Wilfried Zaha to persuade him to ignore Spurs’ interest.