Speculation continues over Gareth Bale’s future and for the time being at least, it continues to be not worth commenting on. However, the battle to be Bale’s understudy at the club is an interesting one and while many are looking at Andros Townsend after his impressive spell at Loftus Road, there is another forgotten man in the ranks who seems to be wowing the fans in Spain.
Iago Falque joined Spurs in 2011 – initially on loan before the club confirmed a permanent move from Juventus six months later. Since then, he has featured very sporadically at the Lane and the Spanish under 21 player clearly underwhelmed Southampton, making just one league appearance in their promotion run of 2011-12.
Falque may not have impressed at St Marys’ but that hasn’t been the case in Spain where a loan spell to Almeira has been far more profitable. In 14 games for the second division side, Iago has scored twice as his side climbed into the promotion play off places while comments on social media suggest that he is becoming something of a fans’ favourite.
If Spurs do decide to sell, it looks as if Almeira may head a list of likely buyers but does the 23 year old have a future at White Hart Lane?