The World Cup is usually the showpiece for relatively unknown talents to come to the fore, but it has the power to remind us of players previously tipped for greatness as well. Fabian Schar certainly falls into that category; after a fantastic 2013/14 Champions League campaign at FC Basel, the Switzerland international was linked with a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur.
While Schar’s club career has since taken a serious downturn, last term suffering relegation from La Liga with Deportivo, his opening performance for Switzerland at Russia 2018 highlighted exactly why the Lilywhites were once so keen on securing his services – playing an instrumental role in quelling the offensive influence of Willian, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho in a 1-1 draw with Brazil.
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With that in mind and Tottenham likely in need of a replacement for Toby Alderweireld this summer, his contract situation still awaiting resolution, we asked Spurs fans earlier this week whether Mauricio Pochettino should revive his reported interest in the 26-year-old from summer 2014.
And according to our poll, 54% of Tottenham supporters would back a swoop for Schar this summer. Are there any other former targets who have impressed you at the World Cup, Spurs fans? Let us know by commenting below…