Tottenham’s season may be at risk of falling to pieces in the closing stages, though it appears manager Mauricio Pochettino has instilled an almost eternal optimism at the club.
Even in the grumpy lot who are propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern tonight.
Though the title has gone and arch rivals Arsenal are creeping up behind, attentions have turned to next season and planning ahead on improvement.
Indicative of Pochettino’s approach to management then.
According to the Sun, Spurs’ head of recruitment Paul Mitchell travelled to Anfield for Liverpool’s Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal.
The subject of his scouting mission was reportedly a certain Denis Suarez, who was one of few bright spots in the La Liga side’s 3-0 loss.
An attacker of graft and guile, his versatility and energy would see him fit in well at White Hart Lane.
Barcelona are also believed to be toying with the idea of invoking the buy-back clause they inserted into his deal when he left the Camp Nou for the Yellow Submarine last year.
He progressed through the ranks with Manchester City, though was never able to break the first-team prior to his return to Spain.
How should Spurs approach the transfer window? Would Suarez represent a good signing?