Could Levy be tempted to replicate 2010's transfer shock at Spurs before the end of the window?

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

The last time Spurs qualified for the Champions League they made a statement signing.

Tottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis (L) and chairman Daniel Levy in the standsTottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis (L) and chairman Daniel Levy in the stands

With Tottenham Hotspur's transfer business feeling dangerously sensible so far this summer, we consider the possibility that Daniel Levy will pull off a surprise transfer to get supporters excited ahead of their return to Europe's elite competition.

Reports in recent days have suggested the club's recruitment team are undergoing big changes, with Paul Mitchell and Rob Mckenzie looking to depart the club (Telegraph), but Tottenham supremo Levy may be eager to give the club some good news before the end of the transfer window.

Rafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring Tottenham's first goalRafael van der Vaart celebrates after scoring

The last time Spurs were in the Champions League Levy signed off the high profile, high wage signature of Dutch star Rafael van der Vaart - a move that was seen as a major coup at the time.

That deadline day transfer in 2010 seemed to come out of nowhere, and is seen as one of the quintessential deadline day stories of recent years.

But the attacking midfielder didn't disappoint. He wasn't just a big name to come in for the sake of it, and he ended up winning the hearts of Spurs supporters despite only staying at White Hart Lane for two years.

Tottenham's Luka Modric and Rafael Van der Vaart warm upTottenham's Luka Modric and Rafael Van der Vaart warm up

Van Der Vaart, who has recently signed for Midtjylland after an ill-fated return to La Liga, scored 28 goals in 78 matches for the Lilywhites, and was a prominent figure in the club's run to the Champions League quarter finals.

Though the current Spurs side almost picks itself when everyone is fit and available, a top class individual added to the squad of any Premier League outfit will be both something for the supporters to get excited about once again and also a general boost to the quality of a group.

The only question would be, what position would Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs most benefit from adding a world class player?

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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