It's strange people put any credence in football journalists when they can literally put any shit out for clicks and follows and face no backlash when their predictions don't materialise.
Day 1: Gattuso to Spurs is a done deal. Contract signed. HERE WE GO!
Day 2: Gattuso to Spurs is OFF. Talks broke down over tax irregularities.
Etc, etc, etc.
Why would Romano have the inside scoop on every club's dealings?
Take it all with a pinch of salt and accept we have no fucking clue what's going on.
If you think a hashtag changed Levy's mind last night then you are lost.
When Alasdair Gold, BBC, and The Athletic report something independently that corroborate each other, I think it's unlikely to be made up.
Meanwhile, there was a lot of nonsense from Italian journalists claiming Gattuso was a done deal yesterday which I ignored.
Do you think it's a coincidence that Fonseca talks were ended when Gattuso became available?
I think this is likely sequence of events, based on reliable journalists' reporting:
1/ Spurs in negotiations with Fonseca. Minor issues with tax and start date, but no major obstacles.
2/ Gattuso, who is Paratici's number 1 choice, becomes available as he leaves Fiorentina.
3/ Spurs pull out of negotiations with Fonseca, start negotiations with Gattuso and his agent Mendes.
4/ Spurs fan social media backlash, in particular over his offensive comments. I know for a fact that Spurs' official LGBT support group, and Supporters Trust, voiced their concerns to the Spurs board about past Gattuso statements.
5/ Spurs, wary of PR backlash after ESL debacle, pull out of talks with Gattuso.