Tottenham Hotspur fans could be forgiven for raising a few eyebrows at Liverpool’s proposed move for Fiorentina’s Moroccan forward Mounir El Hamdaoui.
Indeed, his name isn’t one that supporters necessarily crave themselves, nor is he one that they have any particular affinity with. But for those who find themselves scratching their heads for any distant memories El Hamdaoui’s name might provoke, that would probably be because the former-Ajax man did in fact enjoy a short stint in the white half of North London.
And with the paper talk linking the Moroccan’s touted move back to the Premier League now heating up, it got us thinking how some of the other prospects Spurs had on their books that were deemed as failures, are now getting on.
So from the left-back who didn’t play once for the Lilywhites yet went on to mark Lionel Messi, to the unknown winger who scored a Serie A winner over Juventus, see below how Spurs’ failed alumni have gone on and flourished.