Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Colombian midfielder Wilmar Barrios for some time now, but there has been a key update on the situation today.
Barrios came face to face with a number of the Spurs boys this summer as Colombia took on England at the World Cup.
Davinson Sanchez’s teammate wasn’t the most popular bloke on the pitch or the nation’s TV screens as he was pictured stamping on Henderson and then celebrating in the England player’s faces after an equalising goal.
England had the last laugh though, as they defeated Colombia on penalties.
Sportwitness report that Tottenham were lining up a £25m bid for the central midfielder, but no deal ever materialised in a signingless summer for Spurs.
In a report on Argentine radio, one journalist claimed that Spurs already have an agreement to sign the player in January.
However, this is reportedly an agreement with the agent alone, and Spurs would still have to agree a fee with the club, Boca Juniors, likely to be 23 million Euros.
Some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news.
Wilmar Barrios agent confirms spurs move? Won’t complain as it’s a signing but is he really good enough
— . (@Dan___COYS) October 20, 2018
Is Wilmar Barrios better than Ndombele ?
— Mo (@MIG311200) October 20, 2018
People who watched Wilmar Barrios once, when Colombia played England in the World Cup: "ah, he's crap, why they buying him?"
People who watch Barrios game in game out with Boca & Colombia: "Great signing for Spurs, really talented player"
Hmmm which should you believe ??
— Austin Miller (@austin_james906) October 19, 2018
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Summer ? fml no signings
Mid October 1st January signing tied up ? he’s not good enough ?
Wilmar barrios guided Boca to the Argentinan title being one of their most crucial players. And then went on to have an impressive World Cup ?
— TAS?⚪️ (@coys100) October 20, 2018
WE'VE GOT BARRIOS
I JUST DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND
I DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS
BUT NOW HE IS A YID
WE'VE GOT WILMAR BARRIOOOOOOS
— He's A Yiddo (@_TTID) October 20, 2018
Wilmar Barrios links make little sense to me
— Jan (@Kostanjsheikh) October 19, 2018
Wilmar barrios signed, solid squad player hoping for 2-3 more signings
— Jack (@jackbalesimpson) October 20, 2018
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