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TOTTENHAM fans have already turned to Ollie Tanner – the non-league player set to become their first signing of the January window – after old tweets emerged of him mocking the club.

The 19-year-old, who currently plays for Isthmian League Premier Division side Lewes but was previously on the books of Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal, was caught mocking striker Harry Kane on social media in 2018.

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Tanner looks set to become Spurs’ first signing for the January window

One tweet was a GIF of Spongebob Squarepants drooling in response to a clip of Kane being interviewed.

Other tweets also surfaced about the winger encouraging Arsenal and mocking Tottenham.

In one he said: “Tottenham shock load. Imagine paying £405 to walk out next to someone who will spit on you.

It has led to a series of furious responses from the Spurs faithful – who have yet to see any new players walk through the door this month.

A Lilywhites supporter said: “We don’t want that Tanner boy…he’s a newborn Jack Wilshere.

“Too much disrespect to Spurs and Harry Kane.”

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Tanner responded to a video of Kane with this GIF in 2018

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Tanner responded to a video of Kane with this GIF in 2018
Tanner also posted this on Spurs prices

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Tanner also posted this on Spurs prices

Another added: “So now the only player our club seems to be signing since this morning is an out of league gooner in Ollie Tanner taking the p*** if Harry Kane?

“Even for Spurs it’s, well, pathetic.”

And a third said: “Have a good day everyone (except you Ollie Tanner, who’s not a Harry Kane mocking anti-Spurs t****r who shouldn’t even be considered a purchase).”

Despite the controversy surrounding the tweets, Tanner appears set to complete a six-figure move to Tottenham after being offered a £100,000 contract.

Lewes will also receive between 10 and 20 per cent of the price he is sold for if Tottenham decide to offload him in the future.

The move comes after Tanner impressed Spurs during training with their U23 side.

However, the teenager’s arrival won’t overshadow what has been a disappointing transfer window so far for Antonio Conte.

The Italian was hoping to secure Wolves winger Adama Traore before talks broke down and he is eyeing a return to Barcelona.

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And Spurs are also expected to miss Porto and Colombia midfielder Luis Diaz.

Liverpool appear to have hijacked a potential move as they close in on a £50m deal.

Conte has expressed his intention to strengthen the squad before the window closes as they seek to qualify for the Champions League by finishing in the top four.

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