The Daily Mail have claimed on their live transfer blog (Thursday, 2.48pm) that Watford are currently considering a late loan move for the 29-year-old right-winger.
However, the 19-time capped Argentina international has also been offered to both Spurs and the Hammers “in recent days” and it is clear that the Spanish capital club see his future lies elsewhere.
Gaitan has already played once for Atletico Madrid in the club’s first two games of the new season and featured in 36 matches for the La Liga side in the last campaign in all competitions, scoring on four occasions and providing five assists.
He is also still contracted to 2020, but if Tottenham do decide to make a move, This Is Futbol has weighed up whether it would be a good transfer for Spurs and the likeliness of it happening.
Good move for Tottenham?
Gaitan is a talented player and has shown that with Atletico Madrid, but he doesn’t offer any re-sale value or potential to Tottenham, and other than Fernando Llorente that is usually what Spurs look for. The attacker is also clearly on the downward spiral with Watford considering him and it would be for the best that Tottenham avoid signing the Argentinian as his best days are clearly behind him.
This Is Futbol rating: 3/10.
Likely to happen?
Judging from the Mail report it looks like Tottenham have been offered Gaitan and then done nothing more. As mentioned the player is not in the usual young player bracket that Spurs look for and despite Atletico Madrid seemingly wanting Gaitan to move as well as the Argentinian link between manager Mauricio Pochettino and the player, it will be very surprising if the attacker is holding a Spurs shirt before 11.00pm.
This Is Futbol rating: 1/10.