Iago Falque joined Tottenham on 16 January 2012. The Spaniard has since made only 11 appearances for the club. However in those few appearances he has shown a lot of promise.
Falque is a 23-year-old Spanish U-21 international who can play all across the midfield. His move to Spurs came under the radar as he was immediately loaned out to Southampton for the rest of the 2011/12 season.
Nevertheless during the first half of last season Falque was shown more faith by new head coach Andre Villas-Boas. The Spaniard was brought on away to Maribor in the Europa League where he turned the game into Spurs' favour with a good run out and also providing an important assist for Gylfi Sigurdsson's equaliser.
Falque's most notable performance for Spurs was in the Capital One Cup when they lost 2-1 to Norwich. Falque was one of the few bright spots in the loss and provided some creativity which has been lacking in the Spurs squad this season. During the game he played exquisite passes, cut inside and even ran on the outside but most importantly he added some energy into the team. He was a constant threat on goal during the game.
In January 2013 Falque was again loaned out to Almeria. During this loan spell he made 17 appearances, scoring two goals and providing five assists. Almeria have now made the play offs and have a chance to get promoted to La Liga. At Almeria, Falque has predominantly played on the left wing, but in matches he seamlessly drifts into the hole and then onto the right wing showing the fluidity he can bring to a team.
With Gareth Bale moving inside for Spurs, there is now a void on the left wing. Falque can play in this position, as displayed during his time at Almeria and fill the void left by Bale. The Spaniard can add another dimension to the Spurs team, which they badly need in order to make another push for the Champions League.
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