I wish I could go back: Former Tottenham attacker Iago Falque delivers snub to the club


Iago Falque says he wishes he could rejoin three of his former sides - but Tottenham Hotspur did not get a mention.

Former Tottenham prospect Iago Falque is enjoying playing regular football in Italy, but still harbours big dreams.

Falque has been speaking to TMW about his progress at Genoa this season, who he joined from Tottenham for a small fee last summer.

He has played 21 times this season for the Serie A side, scoring six goals and three assists, with four of the strikes coming in his last 10 games.

The Spaniard has said he aspires to return to one of his former clubs one day, but did not mention Tottenham in doing so.

He said: "I'm back with another maturity. I'm 25 years old, everything is different and it is important to trust that I enjoy the present.

"My past with Real, Barcelona and Juventus? I wish I could go back to these teams, but if I had to choose I would say Barcelona is the team where I learned most."

Falque began as in Real Madrid's academy before being snapped up as a Barcelona trainee. He was signed by Juventus who then loaned him to Villareal, before Tottenham signed him in 2011.

Despite showing real promise for the under-21 side, he did not make the step up at Spurs into the first team. The way Ryan Mason has kicked on under Mauricio Pochettino this season suggests all was not totally lost, but he left before he could find out.

It's been clear throughout his career he is a player with a lot of talent, but too many changes had meant a lack of consistency. Even at Spurs he had three mixed loan spells with Southampton, Almeria and Rayo Vallecano.

Dreaming of Barcelona may be as close as he gets at this point, but his solid season for Genoa at least gives him a platform from which to finally build.

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