Transfer rumours in modern day football need very little momentum to get going, as has proven to be the case with the never-ending soap opera surrounding Yannick Bolasie and Tottenham this summer.
Whilst Palace fans everywhere check news outlets daily to see whether or not the jelly-legged winger is on his way out of SE25, we are yet to hear of any genuine interest in him from Spurs, after months of paper talk with no real level of intent shown from Levy and co. to push a potential deal over the line.
Consequently, we’ve been forced to live and die with the snippets of apparent “info” regarding the DR Congo international’s next move, despite having no tangible way of knowing whether or not the journalists in question are plucking their words from thin air.
Now, thanks to a tweet sent by Times journalist Gary Jacob last night, we have the first sign of what equates to Tottenham’s official stance on the rumours of a bid for the Palace winger.
— Gary Jacob (@garyjacob) August 18, 2015
In response to a question over the future of Christian Eriksen, Jacob has disclosed that Spurs claim to have no real interest in taking Bolasie to White Hart Lane, which despite the mountain of speculation generated by the tabloid press in recent weeks, would make a great deal of sense.
After an open pursuit of West Brom’s Saido Berahino, it seems highly unlikely that they would splash the sort of cash needed for us to part with Bolasie so late in the current transfer window, particularly when you consider the stats that paint a rather sparse picture of his Premier League career to date.
Although they say there is no smoke without fire, it looks as though you can be sure that those with their fingers on the pulse in North London aren’t the ones lighting the blue touch paper.