Yago Falque Silva Joins Tottenham Hotspur On Loan From Juventus, Everyone Is Confused

Iago Falque Silva #32 of Juventus FC and Tony Tchani #23 of the New York Red Bulls fight for the ball (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull)

By all accounts, Yago Falque Silva is a very solid up and coming young player. He was expected to be a regular first team contributor to a big team by this point when he was a teenager, but he's still a promising youngster despite the fact that he hasn't quite lived up to his potential yet. Last season, while on loan with Villarreal B from Juventus, the attacking midfielder scored 11 goals in 36 appearances. For some reason, he has just joined Tottenham Hotspur.

I had the same reaction as everyone else. Utter confusion. Based on his track record, it seems very unlikely that Yago (why we call him that I don't know, I think his name is actually spelled Iago) is going to contribute to Tottenham's first team this season.

I do not know the details of the deal, as they have not yet been released. If this is just a loan for the purposes of a loan...I don't get it. If this loan has an option to buy and we want to see him perform in the Europa League/Carling Cup/Reserves before committing to purchasing a player we think has promise for the future, it's a smart move.

So, I'm reserving judgment until I hear the terms of the deal or I see him play. For now...I'm not sure I understand what's going on.

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