There’s a rumour circulating this afternoon that Spurs are looking at making an approach for QPR’s Argentine midfielder Alejandro Faurlin when the transfer window opens in January.
The rumour, idle or otherwise, is gathering a bit of momentum so if there is a vacancy across the White Hart Lane middle, it’s worth looking at the player’s credentials to see if he can fill it.
Faurlin is now 25 and prior to heading to Loftus Road in 2009, he played for three professional clubs back home. For most of his career, he has played in the second tier of English or Argentine football and to date, he has no caps at international level.
Those bare statistics wouldn’t suggest that the story has any legs but Faurlin has impressed in the Premiership to the extent that Inter Milan and Napoli are also thought to be considering a £10m bid.
There are two other aspects to the story that may suggest that lazy journalism is at the heart of it. Firstly, the ‘Luka Modric replacement’ angle is being used and secondly, Arsenal are also involved in the gossip and it’s all too easy to bracket the two North London clubs together in connection with every transfer target imaginable.
So is it a likely scenario or yet more gossip that should in reality be ignored?