Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Jordi Alba rumours

Lionel Messi #10, Jordi Alba #18 and Neymar #11 of Barcelona celebrate in the second half against the Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup 2017 match at Hard Rock Stadium...

Barcelona are interested in swapping Jordi Alba for Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose, according to reports in Spain.

TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) celebrates a goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) and Barcelona's Spanish defender Jordi Alba during the...

It might be a prime example that the so-called silly season is upon us, but Tottenham Hotspur fans are excited nonetheless - and rightly so.

According to a report from Spanish publication El Gol Digital, Barcelona want to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose and are willing to sweeten the deal by offering Jordi Alba in return.

Jordi Alba of FC Barcelona fights for the ball with Hugo Mallo of Celta de Vigo during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on December 2, 2017 in Barcelona,...

Rose is heavily linked with a £50 million move to Manchester United who, according to The Daily Mail, are "confident" of getting the deal done in January.

But it seems like Barcelona are willing to throw a spanner in the works and suffice to say that fans of the North London club are more than open to the idea of swapping Rose for the 28-year-old - even if it's a paella in the sky.

Danny Rose of England during an England training session ahead of the International Friendly match between England and Brazil on November 13, 2017 in Enfield, England.

Tottenham fans are right. Taking Alba in a straight swap deal is probably the better move than selling to United for £50 million.

Presumably Spurs and the Red Devils will look to mount a much more serious Premier League title challenge next season and having a player of Rose's talent would certainly give Jose Mourinho and co an edge.

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