With Tottenham set to recruit attacking reinforcements this summer, the news that one rumoured target has been back among the goals this week will be greeted favourably by those of the Lilywhite persuasion.
Albin Ekdal is far from a household name, but the Swedish midfielder has been doing his best to change that with unfashionable Cagliari.
Once on the books at Juventus in his younger days, the 25-year-old has scored five goals in Serie A this season.
That return is no mean feat when you consider that Cagliari have struggled at the wrong end of the table for long stints of the campaign.
Ekdal, however, has held his own and shown why reports first surfaced linking Spurs with a move for the Scandinavian star.
Sport Mediaset first broke news of Tottenham’s rumoured interest back in October 2014, after the Swede caught their eye with a sensational display against Inter Milan.
Ekdal managed to score a hat-trick against the out-of-sorts Nerazzurri and, though Cagliari have continued to struggle, he was back among the goals in Serie A this week.
Facing off against bottom-of-the-table Parma, the midfielder scored the opening goal of the game in a 4-0 victory that breathed new life into his side’s otherwise flagging campaign.
A versatile attacking force capable of playing in midfield or out on the left of a front three, Ekdal is also known for his defensive contributions and overall work-rate.
With Cagliari facing relegation, a cut-price move to Tottenham could yet be on the cards – provided Spurs rekindle their interest from earlier in the campaign.
On the basis of his latest goal, they would perhaps be wise to.