Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have already taken to social media to laud potential signing Wilmar Barrios for acting on their rivalry with Liverpool before even signing.
The Colombian midfielder was the pantomime villain in England’s round of 16 match, and was lucky not to be sent off after headbutting Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson in the chest.
However, rather than cause anger, Barrios’ actions seem to have jokingly amused some Spurs fans – who see it as the 24-year-old understanding the Spurs-Liverpool rivalry.
Barrios might be one of spurs signings. Already showing his hate towards Liverpool
— Ashley gbeng (@NewHopeAshleyy) July 3, 2018
Barrios’ actions were rash and n
Wilmar Barrios is the dude Poch wants to sign? Lol at least he already hates Liverpool as much as we all do
— Artur DaSilva (@BZChifan9) July 3, 2018
Barrios signing needed to nut Henderson in the Liverpool game next season
— Jack▽ (@JackN17) July 3, 2018
Barrios already hate liverpool 👏👏😎
— Thomas S. Johansen (@TheNorwegianYid) July 3, 2018
Argentine outlet Antena 2 reporting last month an agreement has already been struck between the two sides.
After his aggressive, and villainous, performance against England, there were a number of Spurs fans on social media eagerly awaiting the the player’s arrival in the Premier League.