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Etienne Capoue rumored to be the subject of a La Liga bidding war

The French midfielder has found first team football rare. Two Spanish clubs may be ready to capitalize on his fringe status in North London.

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Etienne Capoue has found himself out of favor in N17. This is no secret. How far out of favor is in the eye of the beholder, but his lack of playing time is telling given the fact that he only came back into the squad once Nabil Bentaleb, away at AFCON, was no longer an option for Mauricio Pochetinno. To be frank, Capoue, despite considerable talent, is expendable.

Enter Real Sociedad and Sevilla. Capoue has been linked with Sociedad, the David Moyes led, Basque based club for a few days, but there are rumblings of a new suitor in the picture, and that suitor is Sevilla. If this news is to be believed, Spurs are in a good position. Daniel Levy is decent enough at fetching top prices for shot players with no market (see Sandro, see me crying at referring to Sandro as a shot player); he is an outright transfer market assassin when he has actual leverage in the negotiations.

While hedging the probability of this rumor with a healthy dose of #batcountry/skepticism, I will say that this move makes sense, and I hope it happens for both sides. Capoue has found himself on the outside looking in with multiple managers in his short time in North London, and sometimes a situation simply does not work out. Between a stable of central midfielders, a manager committed to youth, and a prodigal son, no, GOD, who eventually will return, a fresh start may be best for all.