Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Tariq Lamptey.
Firstly, let us check what some of the Spurs fans are saying on Twitter:
No it’s not…25m max
— THFC (@ThfcShelfside) June 17, 2021
Just give them 55 million Tottenham. He has the potential to be the best full back in world football. Yeah… I SAID IT! the boys too good. It’ll come back to bite us if we don’t sort this out.
Hope the speculation is real 😢
— Ern (@McCrackenTweets) June 17, 2021
Sell Aurier for £20 million, the £15ish million for Foyth and the £5 million sell on for Edwards should see this get done with a little bit of change.
— TheRoyalThanimal (@RoyalThanimal) June 17, 2021
He’s OK but £50m for some cheese strings hamstrings is ridiculous 🤣
— Higgs (@HangryHiggs) June 17, 2021
Not even 30 . £15 m to 25 m max
— 𝘝𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘬 ℳ🌊🇵🇹 (@thfc_Vivek) June 17, 2021
50ml is ridiculous for a player who played like 11 games last season.
You should only be demanding that if he was outstanding for one whole season.
25-35mil is reasonable
— B3nnybOI (@b3nnyboi90) June 17, 2021
Get it done before he’s signed by a giant, unreal potential.
— BEN (@bentrae23) June 17, 2021
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.