Spurs have been linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Mario Suarez.

The 6ft 2″ Spanish international has been a squad player rather than an automatic choice over the past couple of seasons, having signed for Atletico in 2010.

Tottenham’s defensive woes last season were in large part down to the lack of a reliable defensive midfielder in front of the back four. So is Suarez the man to solve the problem?

Probably not, according to Andrew Gaffney – a noted Spurs Tweeter who lives in Spain and is something of an expert on La Liga. He wrote the following this afternoon when quizzed on Suarez.

At 28-years old it seems unlikely that Tottenham would spend major money on a player with much to prove, so don’t expect this deal to go through unless the club can negotiate a bargain fee. Here’s the man in action.