Tim Sherwood wanted to sign Romelu Lukaku for Tottenham... now that is advice the club should really have taken on.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku produced another sensational performance on Monday night, scoring twice in a 3-2 victory.
It was the type of performance which made Chelsea's decision to sell him look bizarre, and also shone a light on Tottenham's previous desire to bring him in.
The man behind the plan was former head coach Tim Sherwood, with it reported by The Mail in April 2014 that Sherwood had dispatched Franco Baldini to scout the Belgian in action, while on loan at Everton at the time.
Sherwood even admitted his plan to TalkSport, telling the radio station: "He’s had two good loan spells. Whether he will come here will be addressed at the end of the season."
Yet the main personnel change at Tottenham that summer was Sherwood, who was dumped as manager as the club elected to bring in Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton instead.
Plans to sign Lukaku fell by the wayside, and Everton splashed out the cash required to bring him in from Chelsea.
He remains a major asset to the Toffees, while for Spurs it is a case of what might have been. Now Lukaku's presence could have stunted Harry Kane's breakthrough last season, but had the England striker managed to force his way into the side via his cup performances, the duo could have formed the best strike partnership in the Premier League.
The duo have netted a combined 36 Premier League goals since the beginning of 2014/15. Harry Kane has shown for England in his limited appearances that he can excel playing off a main frontman, and there are not many better players at leading the line in the top flight that Lukaku at his best.
Both players have long careers ahead of them at the top, and while Chelsea may not have wanted to sell to a rival, if Sherwood had managed to convince Tottenham to seal the deal, they would have had a title challenging strike force to build their side around.