Prior to the January transfer window, there was a lot of talk regarding Tottenham’s interest in Samuel Iling-Junior, currently contracted to Juventus.

The versatile winger, who has played as a wing-back under Max Allegri, has found himself in and out of the Italian’s plans throughout the current campaign, leading to various reports ranging from a guaranteed future transfer away to a renewed contract.

Tottenham were mentioned throughout the months leading up to January, but they decided to spend their money at centre-back, and Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Iling-Junior could be sacrificed in the summer.

They look at what Juventus’ plans for the next transfer window might end up being, and point out that that the 20-year-old’s path in Turin ‘seems to have slowed down’.

In fact, he has been ‘disappointing’ for them considering they are banking on youth, mostly because he has always ‘given the impression of being a fish out of water’ in what Allegri is trying to do.

That’s why a door could open once again for Tottenham, or other interested parties, in the summer, as Iling-Junior may end up ‘on the transferable list’.

Considering how much smoke there was before January, there will have been a fire somewhere when it comes to Spurs’ interest in the player, and it seems unlikely that it’s gone out completely, with some embers likely remaining somewhere within the London club ahead of the summer.