With nearly a year passing since the departure of Roman Pavlyuchenko, what better way to mark it than by signing another Russian who put in a decent showing at a European Championships?
Dzagoev was of course heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane in the summer – something that eventually didn’t materialise. But in terms of offering something a little different to the Spurs midfield, and certainly a bit of versatility, Villas-Boas could do worse than look to Dzagoev.
The Russian has a great all round game; he’s as comfortable running with the ball as he is trying to ping in a killer pass and he’d certainly offer Spurs another dimension further up the pitch that they’ve been sorely lacking.
He’s got a tendency to drift in and out of games and the fortunes of Russians on these shores have been mixed at best. An undoubted talent, if the price is right for Spurs, than Dzagoev could be a great addition going forward this season.