Tottenham Hotspur have apparently missed out on signing a defender we never had any intention of signing. The story of 28-year-old Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia has been misreported all the way through.
While we watched, we did not instigate transfer talks with his agent recently as has been reported. The opposite was true, his agent came to England to try and find a buyer for his client before the transfer window shut as he was getting no game time in Italy.
He has signed on loan until the end of the season for Hull City who are struggling to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino made it quite clear we were not looking to buy any centre-backs believing we have enough quality within the squad to handle the absence of Belgian international Jan Vertonghen.