Nacer Chadli was never a bad player at Spurs. However, neither was he a world-beater. The Belgian was one of the post-Gareth Bale influx of the summer of 2013 and the pressure heaped on the big money signings of that time is well-known.
Chadli was solid if unspectacular in his debut season and second campaign in England after relocating from FC Twente, but was pushed to the peripheries of the squad in 2015/16 as the Lilywhites almost defied the odds to claim a first ever Premier League title.
Nevertheless, with the Londoners earning Champions League football as a result and not doing a great deal in the transfer market, it seemed an odd decision allowing Chadli to leave White Hart Lane a day ahead of the summer deadline to join West Brom in a £13million deal.
The 27-year-old has since been fantastic for Tony Pulis’ Baggies in a more central role and it seemed written in the stars that he would make his old team pay last weekend when they faced off – which he did in the form of the opening goal in a 1-1 draw.
That got us at FFC Towers thinking regarding the Belgian, and we asked you lot whether or not selling him was a gaffe. Well, the results are in and, although it’s a narrow margin, most believe it was an error.
As shown, 51% think that letting Chadli move on was a mistake, and his four league goals in just five matches for West Brom really does back that up.