'Would rather Rabiot': Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Mateo Kovacic rumours

Fans show their support during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Chelsea's on loan Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic could reportedly make the short switch across London to join Premier League rivals Spurs.

Chelsea's Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic vies with Fulham's English defender Calum Chambers (up) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Fulham at Stamford...

Not for the first time and probably not the last, Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with Mateo Kovacic.

The Croatian World Cup finalist might be on loan at Chelsea right now from Real Madrid but, according to AS English, Spurs are planning to hijack their London rivals’ attempts to sign the 24-year-old on a permanent basis.

Now, Kovacic has seemingly been on Mauricio Pochettino’s radar for some time now. AS claimed in the summer of 2017 that Tottenham had offered £22 million for the former Inter Milan youngster.

And with a season of Premier League football under his belt, would Spurs fans be willing to welcome Kovacic to North London with open arms? Well, maybe not.

24th November 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea; Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur holds off Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea

Tottenham supporters got the chance to watch Kovacic at first hand as their side welcomed Chelsea to Wembley a week ago and the fact that he was dominated by Moussa Sissoko in the centre of the park meant he didn’t exactly leave a positive lasting impression.

And it seems that there is a number of other central midfielders who Spurs fans would rather see line up in the famous white kit, from PSG’s Adrien Rabiot to Wolves’ Ruben Neves via Everton’s Barcelona loanee Andre Gomes.

21st October 2018, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Crystal Palace; Andre Gomes of Everton making his Everton debut runs through midfield with...

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