Tottenham isn’t synonymous with signing with a lot of money – but Daniel Levy is known to pull out his checkbook and write a big one when the time is right.
Spurs have now become one of the giants of English football, building a state-of-the-art stadium to accompany their recent success on the pitch.
A Champions League final is the closest thing to adding silverware to their new status as big boys, and this touch with fame has encouraged the people of North London to spend the money. .
But who are the 30 most expensive signings Spurs have ever made? 90 mins go through this shopping list.
A painful one to get us started. Eriksen was beloved by Tottenham fans during his six and a half years in North London, but it all ended rather bitterly. Too bad, but that shouldn’t hurt what he has achieved at the club.
Absolute unit at the base of the Spurs midfielder, Wanyama has repaid every penny with his combative and destructive displays. He also marked this Absolute love at first sight against Liverpool in 2018. Memorable.
One of the silkiest and most stylish footballers you could wish to see. It’s a shame Berbatov must have ruined it by leaving for Manchester United.
Rebrov is probably the first disappointment on this list. The striker never quite reached the heights expected of him.
Alderweireld impressed on loan at Southampton in 2014, so much so that Tottenham intercepted and pinched the cross on a permanent deal. All these years later, it is still part of the furniture.
A busy and difficult midfielder, Palacios was the perfect foil for creative Luka Modric in the Spurs engine room. His industry couldn’t keep his place on the team forever, however.
Llorente – goalscorer in the draw against Manchester City in the Champions League final race. A wonderful option to cause late chaos on the bench.
Keane was a prolific goalscorer for Spurs on his first stint at the club, but he left for Liverpool in 2008. It didn’t work out in Merseyside and six months later he was back home.
Pavlyuchenko never had the opportunity to be Spurs’ main man, but he knew exactly where the net was whenever he was thrown into action.
Hojbjerg was welcomed to Enfield with open arms. His exhibitions in 2020 were nothing short of outstanding and he seems like the perfect fit for Jose Mourinho’s team. A warrior.
Doherty joined Spurs from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020, in a deal that many saw as a shrewd deal. Time will tell if it will become a hit in North London.
The streets will never forget a fit and healthy Dembele. The Belgian star could do it all, and only injuries kept him from being one of England’s best on a consistent basis.
Bentley opened his Spurs account in the league with a miracle 40-yard strike against the former team and bitter rivals Arsenal in 2008.
It’s a way of rallying the locals.
When you think of the Premier League’s natural scorers, Defoe is up there with the best of them. He was devastating in both spells with the Lilywhites, and forged a brilliant relationship with fellow countryman Peter Crouch.
One of the greatest ball players to ever make it at Lane, that simple. Modric was – and is – an amazing footballer, and we were lucky enough to see him strutting our shores.
Bent once dismissed a mere chance in front of an open goal against Portsmouth, which led coach Harry Redknapp to deliver the immortal line: “You will never have a better chance of winning a game than this. My missus could have marked that one. ”
He left for Sunderland the following summer. Still, not a bad player for Spurs.
Paulinho only spent two years with Spurs before joining Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande in the summer of 2015. He then made a shock move to Barcelona, where he actually excelled.
Another poor business – extremely poor. Janssen scored for fun in Holland, then came to England and hardly scored at all. He has scored two league goals, but it’s nothing to cry about.
Alongside Harry Kane, Son is widely regarded as Tottenham’s best player. The South Korean has the lot: rhythm, power, clinical finish and lots of tricks.
A good deal.
Signed from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, Aurier has been a regular at Spurs since Kieran Trippier traveled to Atletico Madrid. A huge liability, but fascinating for the neutral.
A big signature, but made for the future. Sessegnon has yet to achieve his goal in north London, but he could become a star of the future.
What is there to say? The most famous treble scorer in the club’s recent history, propelling them to a Champions League final.
Lucas will forever be in Spurs folklore. Worth every penny.
Seven league goals in two seasons were the awards Spurs received for their £ 26million investment in 2013, when poor Soldado never quite cut it in the Premier League.
Bergwijn had the most immediate impact on Spurs, scoring and winning the Man of the Match award in a 2-0 win over Manchester City in 2020.
More of the same, please.
Injuries have often disrupted Lamela’s pace during his time in north London, but he has regularly shown a glimpse of the outrageous talent he has displayed at AS Roma.
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The Lilywhites initially signed Lo Celso on loan from Real Betis but stopped him permanently when they realized how good he was.
An important member of Mourinho’s side.
Reguilon followed Gareth Bale to Spurs in the summer of 2020 and the ex-Real Madrid man instantly adjusted to life in England. It’s a hell of a side back.
Fans were quite mystified when Spurs spent £ 30million on Sissoko, who had just been relegated with Newcastle.
Fast forward four years and the guy is a cult hero and a favorite among players and fans.
Sanchez was originally Spurs’ most expensive signing in 2017, and he’s been at the heart of the defense ever since.
The Colombian hasn’t quite justified his price yet, but he’s still only 24 years old. There is still a lot of time to do good.
At the top of the pile is Ndombele. Signed with a huge price tag and even greater expectations in the summer of 2019, the Frenchman suffered a brutal first season under Mourinho.
Fortunately, Ndombele has now settled into the pace and demands of English football and demonstrates exactly why Spurs have taken such a financial bet on his services. Ndomballer.