Spurs fans have been responding to media claims that Jamaal Lascelles is being lined up to replace Toby Alderweireld.
The Belgian international defender is all but certain to leave the North London club after the 29 year old’s wage demands proved a bit too rich for the Premier League club.
Alderweireld has been excellent at Tottenham and will have no shortage of takers, clubs who can easily afford his wage demands, with Barcelona and PSG amongst the clubs credited with interest.
As for Spurs fans, they have had plenty to say (as have Newcastle supporters) about the possibility of their club potentially signing Lascelles.
In the 25 PL games he has started this season the former Forest player has been THE star of this Newcastle team, the team averaging less than a goal a match conceded when he has played.
In 25 Jamaal Lascelles starts, only 23 goals conceded, only conceded three goals once (at Man City). NUFC have conceded twice in another four of those games, meaning 20 out of 25 Lascelles starts have seen one or zero goals conceded. Only twice have Newcastle lost by a two goal margin with the captain in the starting eleven, away at Man City and Liverpool.
So from afar, what do Spurs fans think of the idea?
An interesting mix of views.
Comments from Spurs fans via various Tottenham message boards and Twitter:
‘We watched him many times before he signed for Newcastle.
At one point I was expecting him to sign.’
‘I would like this. This guy is a leader of men. Wouldn’t mind getting him.’
‘I rate him and he looks like a leader.’
‘Hope not LOL.’
‘Lascelles a good option to get another English player on the books. I still refuse to believe that Evans is a serious option.’
‘Living in the North East and being married to a Geordie, watched a few Newcastle matches.
Lascelles good player and great attitude knows the league, Poch would defo make him better and I bet would get him in the England team.’
‘Good defender, lots of personality, not sure he’s good enough on the ball for the way we play.’
‘Anyone who watches Newcastle would know how brilliant this lad is. Top player and should be in the England team.’
‘Good player has been a rock for Rafa tho I’d prefer de ligt.’
‘Been impressed with Lascelles whenever seen him.’
‘Yeah I must admit that was my first reaction too. Don’t want Evans personally and haven’t seen as much of de Ligt but sure he’s good but Lascelles has been excellent quite a bit this season.’
‘Lascelles is a very good player, Poch can make him even better.’
‘Lascelles and Evans both not good enough in my opinion.’
‘I remember the interest around him at Forest. I wonder what’s changed.
I hear he’s quite a leader and gets behind the gaffer.’
‘Great choice, good player, make this happen.’
‘Only spurs could replace Toby with Lasceles.’