According to a report in Portuguese publication A Bola, Tottenham Hotspur are competing against North London rivals Arsenal and Serie A giants Napoli for the singing of Benfica left back Alex Grimaldo.
The 24-year-old, who has become one of Benfica’s most consistent performers over the last few seasons, is reportedly available for €40million in the January transfer window.
The Spaniard who came through Barcelona’s infamous La Masia academy proved his prowess going forward last season bagging seven goals and thirteen assists in all competitions for the Portuguese giants (transfermarkt.com).
Danny Rose’s performances for Spurs so far this campaign have left a lot to be desired. While some Spurs fans welcomed the link with Grimaldo and urged the club to sign him in January, others felt that recruitment for the right back position was a more immediate priority for the team.
Here’s how some Spurs fans on social media reacted to the report:
This is what we need.
— Gary Ward (@GaryRWard) October 31, 2019
Our LB & RB targets should be
1. Alex Telles
2. Alex Grimaldo
— Gary (@GazzaTHFC) October 31, 2019
OH MY GOD YES PLEASE
— All Out Tottenham (jack) (@AllOutTHFC) October 31, 2019
Even if we get him, for the first year he’ll only play the last 10mins of every other match.
— Anatoly Lamanov (@anatolylamanov1) October 31, 2019
— H (@GioCelsosiuu) October 31, 2019
Right back too please
— Mandervols (@mandervols) October 31, 2019
On my knees
— Heung Like A Horse (@Son_Heung_Win) October 31, 2019
We don’t need a left back as urgently as we need a right back ??♂️
— ish_ps_05 (@ish_ps) October 31, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
I would have to agree with some of the fans who opined that right back is a more immediate priority. While this is almost certainly Danny Rose’s final season at Spurs, we still have a reliable option in Ben Davies and summer singing Ryan Sessegnon has bags of potential. Right back on the other hand seems to be a problem as Pochettino doesn’t appear to trust Kyle Walker-Peters.
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