Everything was progressing nicely at White Hart Lane and while Spurs were continuing their unbeaten run, talks of incoming strikers had started to tail off. One defeat and it’s all back on again however and today’s name in the frame is that of Sevilla centre forward Carlos Bacca.
With Spurs having already plundered the La Liga side in bringing back Federico Fazio earlier in the campaign, the link is a fairly obvious one. Sevilla are happy enough to sell their best players and Bacca would merely be following the likes of Fazio, Ivan Rakitic, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo out of the exit door.
The striker has a record better than a goal every other game and his strike rate at previous club Brugge is even better. At 28 however, the obvious question will be why no other big Premier League side has been mentioned so far.
There will be worse players linked with a move to White Hart Lane this month but as a direct replacement for Adebayor or Soldado, does this really add up?