For some Tottenham Hotspur supporters, just the sheer sight of the gentleman in the featured image is going to be enough to have them craving a stiff drink and a couple of Panadols.
Unfortunately for fans of the north London club, tediously long transfer sagas are simply part and parcel of life up on N17. And with transfer silly season on the horizon already, for those who have only just recovered from events in the January window, they can expect it to all start again very soon indeed. Oh joy.
But such things in life must be taken head on and here at Football FanCast, instead of sweeping the inevitably miles of column inches that are set to drive fans up the bend this summer under the carpet, we’ve thought it best to simply tell Spurs fans how it is.
The good news? Regardless of whether the club attain Champions League football, there’s not a single player in this shortlist who wouldn’t make a real improvement to the squad. The bad news? Well, supporters might have to live up to the harrowing prospect of reliving some certain elements of recent history. Not once, but twice.