Fans react on Twitter to Mehmet Topal's performance for Turkey v Spain

Spain's Alvaro Morata in action with Turkey's Mehmet Topal

The Fenerbahce star has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham.

Spain's Alvaro Morata in action with Turkey's Mehmet TopalSpain's Alvaro Morata in action with Turkey's Mehmet Topal

Turkey took on Spain in the European Championships yesterday and it was a game they would like to forget. One of their players in particular who would like to forget all about it would be Tottenham Hotspur linked Mehmet Topal.

Last month Turkish sources, including Karar, reported that Tottenham had already agreed a pre-contract agreement with the midfielder ahead of a summer Bosman move.

Spain's Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba in action with Turkey's Hakan Calhanoglu and Mehmet TopalSpain's Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba in action with Turkey's Hakan Calhanoglu and Mehmet Topal

But last night he featured in a central defence position and struggled immensely.

First of all, he lost his man and failed to step out as Nolito’s cross was whipped in onto the head of Alvaro Morata – who finished with aplomb.

Spain's Nolito scores their second goalSpain's Nolito scores their second goal

He then looped a poor headed clearance up into the air and Nolito finished expertly beyond Volkan Babacan.

Topal is certainly a better option in the heart of midfield, but after his horror-show Tottenham fans would have wondered what all the fuss was about.

But don’t fear, his current club Fenerbahce confirmed a week ago that he would be signing a new deal at the club after Euro 2016.

Based on the evidence of last night, thankfully so for Spurs.

Here is how Turkish and generic football fans reacted to his performance…

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