Fans react on Twitter to Tottenham lining up swoop for Wiijnaldum
By Tom Blackburn
Tottenham could turn their attention to signing Georginio Wijnaldum after wrapping up a deal for Vincent Janssen – and fans have taken to Twitter to have their say.
Tottenham are one of many clubs to have been linked with the Newcastle star following the clubs relegation.
Football Insider reported on Tuesday afternoon that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to set his sights on the attacking midfielder after taking care of the defensive side of the pitch with the acquisition last month of Victor Wanyama.
Wijnaldum joined Newcastle last summer from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of £14.5million but he has made it clear he wants to leave following relegation to the Championship.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio revealed on his website that the Magpies have placed a staggering £30million price-tag placed on the Holland international.
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The 25-year-old was a shining light in a wretched Premier League campaign for the North-East club, scoring 11 goals in the competition.
The North London club have been linked with numerous high-profile players as they look to build on this seasons third place Premier League finish.
Fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the latest link, and they are almost entirely positive. Here are a selection of their messages:
I'd be thrilled if we got Wijnaldum! A great option for rotation again. https://t.co/IA5H0loMBN
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) July 5, 2016
Janssen and Wijnaldum literally sounds like it was a plan from the beginning, hope this is true would love that pairing
— DaniSpur (@DaniSpur) July 5, 2016
Would take Wijnaldum & Sissoko together at spurs
Mason, Carrol & Bentaleb can go
Dier to drop back in CB
— Khain. (@KhaiNsr) July 5, 2016
Don't tell Wijnaldum isn't a quality signing. Would love to see him in a Lilywhite shirt
— Christian Bjørn (@christianbn) July 5, 2016
Wijnaldum is better than Carroll and Mason so if true is a no brainer
— Lord Milder (@d_milder) July 5, 2016
— Rem Lee (@remsta90) July 5, 2016
Spurs will turn their focus to Wijnaldum once they have secured the signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar this week for a fee of £16.6million.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Juventus have slapped a £16million pricetag on their playmaker after an approach from Spurs.