The latest striker to be linked with a move to Spurs is Roma front man Marco Borriello but judging by his statistics, many Spurs fans could be forgiven for hoping that this one comes to nothing.
Borriello is 30 and certainly has the experience, but his scoring record is less than prolific. Including loan deals, he has had 12 spells with domestic clubs in Italy without ever really making his mark although he did average over a goal every other game during a season with Genoa. In addition, the striker has seven full international caps but with no goals at this level.
If there is no truth in the story, it’s difficult to see why anyone would make this up given Borriello’s record but could he possibly prove the sceptics wrong?