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20 Worst Tottenham Hotspur Signings Ever

7. Tanguy Ndombele

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Spurs signed Ndombele in 2019 from Lyon for a club-record fee of £55.5m. The signing was deemed to be a huge boost for Pochettino’s team, who had convinced the Frenchman to join the club. Three years down the road, the reality couldn’t be any more different. Ndombele wasn’t really able to make an impact at the club and is currently on loan at Lyon. Spurs are looking to offload him for the right price.

6. Roberto Soldado

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Following the world-record sale of Gareth Bale in the summer of 2013, Tottenham broke their transfer record three times. First, they signed Paulinho for £17m in early July, before bringing in Soldado from Valencia for a fee of £26m (Erik Lamela signed for £28m later that summer).

Soldado worked hard for the team but seemed incapable of scoring goals – precisely the reason Spurs had spent the best part of £30m on him for. After two unsuccessful seasons in England, he returned to the Spanish top division with Villarreal.

5. Andy Booth

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Andy Booth was a bizarre loan signing from Sheffield Wednesday in 2001. He failed to score even once during the loan and was sent back to Sheffield Wednesday. It was a strange move in the first place itself as Booth had only scored three goals in 19 apps for Sheffield Wednesday that season.

4. Paolo Tramezzani

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2. Grzegorz Rasiak

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Grzegorz Rasiak is the definition of a panic buy; brought in by then Spurs boss Martin Jol to score a heap load of goals, Rasiak did the complete opposite.

Lured from Derby County on transfer deadline day in 2005 with the club in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, Rasiak failed to score in nine appearances for the club and was shipped out on loan to Southampton just a year later, before eventually completing a permanent move.

1. Sergei Rebrov

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He expected to be an equivalent to Shevchenko when he arrived at Spurs from Dinamo Kyiv, but turned out to be a disaster. He started with a struggling nine goals in 29 games, where he looked off the pace, and then scored just one goal in thirty games the following season.

His performance wasn’t good enough for a player who cost £11m, and by the time he left north London for Fenerbahce, he’d only found the net on 10 occasions in 59 Premier League appearances.

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7 thoughts on “20 Worst Tottenham Hotspur Signings Ever

  • Joseph

    Bentley was worth every penny for that Arsenal goal!!

  • Kevin

    I can think of at least 5 others that are in front of any of the players in your list. Who thought this up, because they ain’t got a clue.

  • Seelan


  • “I can think of at least 5 others that are in front of any of the players in your list. Who thought this up, because they ain’t got a clue.”. Go on then….name your 5.

  • Spurs fan

    No Hassan ghlay??

  • sheikh352

    How was Rebrov a bigger disaster than Ndombele? Right now you’d take his nine goals in 29 games over the sum contribution from Richarlison, surely?

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