It is a crazy time for football right now, but us Spurs fans are used to that.
Remember those 48 hours when it looked as though we might sign one or even two of Paulo Dybala, Bruno Fernandes and Phillipe Coutinho?
Now that was crazy; crazy to think our board could ever pull that off.
Well, according to Spanish outlet Sport, we were in fact very close to pulling off the Coutinho coup. They understand that the ex-Liverpool midfielder had agreed to join Spurs before eventually moving to Bayern Munich.
Sport adds that Bayern are unlikely to take up their option to buy the on-loan playmaker and that there is “every indication” that Barcelona will again make the Brazilian available on loan next season – whenever that is.
Having been short changed for Christian Eriksen, it might be that we don’t have the money to go back into the market for Coutinho, if we ever did.
But Sport offers us some hope as they say that Barcelona will be flexible on the structure of the deal, which may give Daniel Levy some wiggle room.
For some reason Barcelona are desperate not to have him but Coutinho showed in Bayern’s 7-2 demolition of us that he is still a world-class talent.