Wilmar Barrios sends message on Instagram after defeat, as Argentine press discuss Tottenham possibility

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Wilmar Barrios of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in...

Tottenham Hotspur linked Wilmar Barrios was gutted by World Cup exit.

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Wilmar Barrios of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in...

Wilmar Barrios was on the losing side as Colombia crashed out of the World Cup to England on penalties.

The intense encounter was a taster of what Barrios could expect in the Premier League on a weekly basis if he makes his speculated transfer to Tottenham.

Argentine outlet Diario Registrado discussed Tottenham's interest again yesterday, reporting their expectation that Spurs are expected to scotch Boca Juniors' plan to keep him until December.

The report says Tottenham's interest will 'accelerate the departure' of the 26-year-old.

Harry Kane of England is fouled by Wilmar Barrios of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in...

Colombian channel Antenna 2 had reported in June that a provisional agreement had been agreed between Barrios and Tottenham.

Barrios himself is still dealing with his World Cup heartbreak, and sent a message on social media yesterday after the agonising loss.

Barrios' message read: "Proud to share with these warriors, proud to be a Colombian proud to wear this shirt, even in defeat, glory and honor is for you My God .. !"

A move to Tottenham would be made easier by his Colombian teammate Davinson Sanchez.

There may be a few awkward re-introductions after the last 16 clash to Tottenham's England stars, but Sanchez would help smooth this over, and Spurs' players would surely rather have Barrios on their side fighting with them than against them.

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