The latest Tottenham transfer speculation is that Jose Mourinho will have to sell Erik Lamela if he wants to secure the signature of Chelsea old boy Willian, so reports the Daily Star.
Now, we all know that the Star is hardly the most reliable rag out there but almost every media outlet has run with the story and given it traction.
The Star is claiming an unnamed source close to the Spurs hierarchy informed them that Mourinho has been told he has to sell first before he can land his former player.
They then go on to claim that it is 28-year-old Lamela that will be sold to make room for the 33-year-old Willian.
Spurs fans have obviously taken to Twitter to give their reaction and it has to be said that the same basic phrase has been used time and again.
Sell to get a free..That’s a new one 🙈— Shay (@ShaySpurs) May 31, 2020
Sell to get a player for free?? 🤦♂️🤷♂️— ⚽ ℙ𝕖𝕣-𝕍𝕚𝕕𝕒𝕣 𝕃𝕚𝕟𝕕 ★ (@PerVidarLind) May 31, 2020
So sell players to get a player for free?! Unbelievable.— Dan (@ElCapitain82) May 31, 2020
🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂— Tottenham Boxing (@TottenhamBoxing) May 31, 2020
Spurs are now selling players to fund spending nothing on a player 😂😂— Dan (@DanPenfold91) May 31, 2020
I could have gone on with more but as you can see they are all more or less saying the same thing.
This sort of thing is what can turn your club into a banter club and if Daniel Levy carries on as he is doing then that is surely what Tottenham will become.