Tottenham Hotspur should consider making a shock move to bring Rafael van der Vaart back to White Hart Lane.
The Lilywhites let Van der Vaart leave back in the 2012 season, but a move back to the club could be a possibility.
The Dutch attacking midfielder departed Spurs to join Hamburg two years ago, but his future at the German club is now in question.
The 31-year-old is yet to sign a new contract with Hamburg, with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2015.
It means that he will be available to sign a pre-contract agreement in January and Spurs could push to do a deal.
The possibility of signing Van der Vaart on a free transfer is one which looks a very attractive proposition and it would be a deal that makes a lot of sense for the London club.
Mauricio Pochettino's squad needs more quality added to it and someone as technically adept as Van der Vaart could bring a number of qualities which are currently lacking.
Although Spurs have Christian Eriksen in their ranks, there are a lack of other attacking options who have proven as impactful as Van der Vaart did during his time in England.
The former Real Madrid time scored 28 times in 78 appearances during his first stint in North London and he is still fondly remembered at the club.
He could offer a cheap (in terms of wages), short-term solution to an on-going problem and the value of the boost that his arrival would bring to the club cannot be underestimated.
There has been a lack of positivity around White Hart Lane this season, because of the side's poor start, but the return of a former great would certainly bring some much needed excitement with it.
Although the experienced Dutch international would not be able to join the club until next summer his impending arrival could create the atmosphere needed around the side to help them push on.
If Van der Vaart did join-up, he may not be as effective as he was during his first-spell, but his experience of playing at the top level could be vital for a youthful looking Spurs squad and his quality remains undoubted.