Spurs have lacked a resident left-winger this season, with the role divided fairly evenly between Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aaron Lennon, Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen.
Coincidentally, Marseille star Andre Ayew is looking to leave Ligue 1 this summer, and from Tottenham’s point of view strikes an ideal equilibrium between age, quality and price-tag.
The 24 year-old has generated a reputation for himself as a prolific wideman at Stade Velodrome, boasting a potent return of 49 goals and 16 assists in 161 appearances for L’OM.
He comes with a big profile on the international scene too; he helped Ghana reach a World Cup quarter-final in 2010 and a year later was named BBC’s African Footballer of the Year.
With just a year left on Ayew’s contract and Marseille enduring rather poor form this season, it’s a loosely guarded secret that the French side will look to sell the 47-cap Ghana star this summer.
That could see him arrive at White Hart Lane for around £10million according to the tabloids, but Ayew’s availability has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and several Serie A sides.