On this day: Tottenham completed £7 million signing of Twente's Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli

On this day, two years ago, Tottenham signed influential attacker Nacer Chadli.

On this day in 2013, Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Belgium international winger Nacer Chadli from Dutch club FC Twente.

The 25-year-old, then 23, was one of the seven players signed at a cost of more than £100 million in the summer window of that year, when Gareth Bale moved to Real Madrid for a world record £86 million fee.

However, while that spending campaign was largely a failure, Chadli has proven an excellent buy.

Despite set-backs off the field, namely the death of his father last season, the Belgian has grown from strength to strength during his spell at White Hart Lane. 

His development reached its peak during the most recent top flight campaign season when, after Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, the Belgian international emerged as Spurs’ best attacking player.

With 11 goals - the club's second highest tally behind Harry Kane - and five assists last season, including 41 chances created, Chadli emerged as a major contributor for the Lilywhites in the final third. 

Despite an impressive showing last term, Chadli has already promised on the club's website that there is more to come when the new season gets underway.

Having, by his own omission in the London Evening Standard, having re-discovered his love for the game the 25-year-old will be a key player for Mauricio Pochettino's side again throughout the upcoming campaign.

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