Spurs fans could have been forgiven for dismissing the early rumours over a summer bid for Gonzalo Higuain as mere paper talk. However, the story has gained momentum over the last few days and reports from Spain suggest that there is real substance to the link.
Higuain is just 25 and has been at Real since joining from River Plate back in 2007. His recent goal scoring exploits have been overshadowed by a certain team mate, currently averaging a goal a game, but the Argentine has notched an impressive return of 10 strikes from 180 appearances in La Liga.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the story is the claim that Higuan is on a relatively modest £63k a week at Real – a figure that Spurs could easily match and improve upon, provided that Champions League football returns to the Lane.
The stories over Higuain have prompted more unsubstantiated rumours concerning Robert Lewandowksi. The level of truth in either of these links is open to debate but could Spurs be ready to make a true marquee signing when the transfer window opens again?