Tottenham Hotspur are interested in re-signing Torino forward Iago Falque according to TuttoSport, as cited by Calcio Mercato.
The 28-year-old, who played for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus as a schoolboy, signed for Tottenham in 2012 after spending the previous year on loan at White Hart Lane.
He only made one Premier League appearance for Spurs and spent his time out on loan before he joined Genoa in 2014.
Since then, Falque has discovered the form that previously eluded him, scoring 39 goals in Serie A in the last four seasons, including 12 goals and eight assists for Torino last season.
Now according to the latest report, Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing a winger this transfer window and Falque is high on his list of targets, with Torino bracing themselves for an offer.
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Falque is valued at £11.7million on Transfermarkt but Torino will likely hold out for a higher fee knowing that Tottenham could afford it.
He has enjoyed an impressive couple of seasons in Serie A but in truth he isn’t the quality that Spurs should be looking at to take them to the next level.
At 28, he is at his peak and he doesn’t appear to be much of an upgrade on current attacking midfielders Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela, and would struggle for first-team minutes under Pochettino.
Tottenham fans will understandably be getting desperate about Daniel Levy not making any signings yet this summer, but they’d be better off keeping their money rather than spending it on players that aren’t going to greatly improve the squad.