Mauricio Pochettino is surprisingly eyeing Republic of Ireland John O'Shea defender as someone who he can slot straight into the side.
The news will be a shock to Spurs fans who have seen the club linked with a number of higher calibre players in recent weeks, including Pochettino's former defender Dejan Lovren. If this rumour is the start of things to come for Tottenham then it will be a far cry from their spending last summer that saw them pay over £100 million for new players.
O'Shea's versatility is his main strength; he has played at centre-back, left-back and in the midfield for both Man United and Sunderland, and this is thought to be an attractive attribute for Spurs.
As with all bizarre transfer news this latest rumour as brought a whole host of jibes from all over Twitter.
"Tottenham bid £3m for John O'Shea and Arsenal want to sign Tom Cleverly It's like David Moyes is playing footballer manager" Cheers Geoff— Cheers Geoff (@Cheers_geoff) June 18, 2014
Most bizarre transfer ever? Tottenham make £3million bid for John O’Shea http://t.co/RWAKP6nTZn— Spurs News (@TottenhamNews) June 18, 2014
Tottenham are after John O'Shea apparently. Phew. Seems like Poch is trying to ruin Spurs so we can jump up a place. Cheers boss! #saintsfc— Matt. (@MattB91) June 18, 2014
But it might not actually be as terrible as you first think. The Sunderland man had a very solid 2013/14 season, and was a key figure in keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League.
His immense experience at domestic and European level from his 12-years playing for Man United could also be of great benefit to Tottenham's youthful side.