Yesterday was predictably quiet on the transfer front from a Spurs point of view but as the day progressed there were isolated reports that the club was looking at a loan deal involving alleged long term target Hulk.
The fee for a season long deal was quoted at a mighty £10m for the Zenit forward but still the stories persisted. Meanwhile, the future of Demba Ba at Chelsea was also subject to much conjecture with claims that Arsenal were enquiring, while it’s thought that the Stamford Bridge club were only interested in loaning out their player to West Ham or Roma.
However, according to The Metro, Spurs failed with a last minute attempt to bring Ba to the club – a £5m offer was tabled but the deal, like so many before it, simply ran out of time.
Can this really be plausible? And if so was back up needed or are the club moving forward with Soldado, Lamela, Defoe – and the forgotten man Adebayor?