When the headlines came over yesterday declaring ‘Spurs sign Juventus winger’, even the more cynical amongst us couldn’t help but get a little excited.
So when the name Iago (or Yago) Falque appeared, it was a little deflating, but perhaps we should have seen it coming.
The news was ‘leaked’ by the player’s father who said,
“Iago loves big challenges and this with Spurs is very important,”
“It will be hard, but he will fight for his place.”
Later the story was confirmed by the club website who announced that the winger had joined on a season long loan deal.
So who is Yago Falque? Thanks to a very rapid overnight update of his Wikipedia page we can say that he is a 21 year old midfielder who was on loan at Villareal B last season where he scored 11 goals in 36 games. To say he is a Juve winger is a little misleading considering he has not made a first team appearance and it’s also stretching it to herald him as a Spanish under-21 international having only played once at this level.
At 21 he is a little old to be one for the future, but we welcome Yago Falque and looking at this clip, at least he knows how to take a penalty.