By Harvey Byrne
A report named Tottenham as interested in Real Madrid centre-back Pepe in the build-up to the winter window, which has received a negative response from Spurs fans on Twitter
Spanish website OK Dario named Spurs alongside several European powerhouses as being interested in the 33-year-old.
The defender’s contract is set to run out in the summer and he will be allowed to speak to clubs outside of Spain from January.
Madrid have offered him a new deal, but it is stated that Pepe wants a two-year contract rather the one being offered, which has cast his future into doubt.
This has led to Tottenham’s name being one as interested in the experienced player, but Spurs fans aren’t keen on the deal on social media.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@Spursy1882 wrong area we need a top playmaker, focus should be in the last third of the pitch
— Delon Pillay (@delon_pillay) December 29, 2016
Would rather Gary Doherty made a comeback.
— Matthew Roberts (@Berts22) December 29, 2016
— lee smith (@leesmith81) December 29, 2016
lol, has been signing, doesn't fit club culture
— KeepMovingForwards (@JunkStarGB) December 29, 2016
God I hope not….
— David (@Eriksen23COYS) December 29, 2016
hes a liability. Nah.
— jason forster (@jaybothfc) December 29, 2016
please god no.
— Tim Binstead (@TimBinstead) December 29, 2016
Pepe has won most of what there is to win in football after completing a huge £25.5million deal from Porto to Real Madrid in 2007.
He has won two La Liga titles as well as the Champions League twice, while he also starred as Portugal won the Euro’s in the summer.
However, as Tottenham currently boast Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen as their two centre-backs it is unlikely that they will find an improvement on the two Belgium stars.
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