The latter would certainly be an instant success, the German international midfielder a regular for Borussia Dortmund in a position which the North Londoners are currently extremely light in.
Acquiring Bender, however, could prove quite difficult though the same can’t be said of another potential Spurs target following his indefinite club suspension, Schalke’s Sidney Sam.
“Schalke have insisted there is no way back for Sam at the club and Tottenham are now considering whether or not to pursue a deal,” The Telegraph's latest report states.
Who is Sidney Sam?
The 27-year-old is an attacking midfielder capable of playing in a variety of positions in the final third though arguably his best position is on the right wing.
Comfortable on the ball, Sam likes to dribble and averaged 2.5 successful take-ons per Bundesliga fixture last season, a much higher average than Nacer Chadli’s Tottenham-best 1.7 average.
Potential bargain deal:
If Spurs push forward with their attempts to sign Sam, they could strike themselves a potential bargain fee as the German outfit have seemingly made it abundantly clear the attacker has no future at the club.
Considering his main attributes are exactly what Mauricio Pochettino’s men lack, it represents a small risk with the potential of huge gains.