They say you should never go back in football, but there are always exceptions to the rule. Teddy Sheringham, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane all returned to Tottenham Hotspur after spells away and continued to provide the goals, whilst Manchester United fans certainly aren’t too miffed about Jose Mourinho’s decision to re-sign Paul Pogba last summer.
With that in mind and the summer transfer window now just around the corner as we approach the business end of the campaign, we asked Spurs fans earlier this week to vote for which former chargers they’d like to see return to White Hart Lane before the start of next season.
The results of our exclusive poll are now in, so here’s a rundown of the top three…
He hardly uprooted trees at White Hart Lane and has struggled to maintain the scintillating start to his West Brom career since moving to the Hawthorns during the summer. Nonetheless, Nacer Chadli always threatened to pop up with a goal or two and versatility made him a useful member of Spurs’ squad, featuring as a winger on both flanks, a support striker and a centre-forward. Although he came third in our poll, the Belgian still received 85 downvotes.
With Spurs still lacking that reliable understudy to Harry Kane, it’s no surprise fan favourite Jermain Defoe ranked second in our poll. Whilst Vincent Janssen and Heung-Min Son have struggled to fill the England international’s void this term, Defoe has been keeping Sunderland in contention for survival practically single-handed, sixth in the Premier League’s scoring charts with 14 goals in 27 league outings. Could a third spell with the Lilywhites be just around the corner?
Gylfi Sigurdsson struggled to make his mark at White Hart Lane, spending the majority of his two terms with the Lilywhites floundering on the wing. But the Iceland midfielder has consistently excelled since returning to former club Swansea and has been in phenomenal form this season, playing a hand in over half of the Welsh outfit’s Premier League goals whilst amassing the most assists of any player in the division. Whether he’d fit into this current Spurs side remains open to debate, but Sigurdsson received a staggering 239 upvotes.