It’s not unusual to Spurs to fail with a last minute bid during January and the usual issue is that the clock simply runs down on them. In 2013 it was Joao Moutinho (sadly) in 2011 Charlie Adam (thankfully) while the papers now claim that a last ditch attempt to offload Etienne Capoue couldn’t beat the clock.
It was proposed that Capoue would make his way to Marseille but as part of the deal, midfielder Florian Thauvin would come the other way. Thauvin is 21 and only joined the French club in September last year but rumours were that he was surplus to requirements.
A scoring ratio five goals from 13 games from an attacking midfielder might suggest otherwise and that this is all another batch of paper talk. Thauvin for Capoue seems like a tasty deal from our point of view but is there any chance of it being resurrected in the summer?