A team of players that Spurs apparently came close to signing.
With Harry Redknapp revealing that he came close to snapping up Chelsea pair Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard before they made their way to Stamford Bridge, we thought it’d be good (and funny) to look at some of the names that have apparently almost signed for the club in recent years.
There are some really big names here…
GK: Iker Casillas
Juane Ramos claimed he was about to launch a £25m raid for the Spanish international in 2007. They ended up not bothering as they had the mighty Paul Robinson instead.
RB: Carles Puyol
Another failed Ramos masterstroke. Though he’d have only found himself on the bench behind Pascal Chimbonda and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
CB: Walter Samuel
When the Argentine refused a new deal at Inter in 2002, Spurs were reportedly in the hunt for his signature.
CB: Rio Ferdinand
‘Arry’s contacts must have fallen through for this one.
LB: Ashley Cole
Spurs had been monitoring Cole’s situation last summer when his Chelsea deal expired, but he swanned off to Italy instead.