Tottenham fans react to Tariq Lamptey transfer link

Tariq Lamptey

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Tariq Lamptey.

We have covered the story in detail, so it would be futile to repeat the same thing.

Firstly, let us check what some of the Spurs fans are saying on Twitter:

Lamptey would be a great signing for Tottenham. He could thrive under Paulo Fonseca, who is set to become the new manager if widespread reports are to be believed.

The diminutive right-back is a pacey defender who is exciting to watch. Defensively, he is solid, but there’s plenty of room for improvement.

He is only 20 and has got a bright future ahead of him. He has got bundles of energy and is a good crosser of the ball.

A wide section of Spurs fans feel that he has the potential to be a world-class player.

Spurs are looking for a long-term replacement for Serge Aurier, who is almost certain to leave the club this summer.

However, the central point of the debate lies in the price tag. Brighton & Hove Albion are expected to demand around £50 million for him.

He has a long-term contract, and the selling club has every right to set a certain valuation of the player.

Lamptey could be a £50-100m player in a few years, but not at the moment. It is ludicrous to pay such a high amount for a player who managed just 11 games last season.

Although his season was cut short by injury, there’s no evidence to back the claim he would have maintained a similar level of performance throughout.

A fee of around £20-25m for Lamptey would be perfect, but Brighton probably see things differently.

Read: How Everton fans have reacted to reports of Benitez’s potential arrival.