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Profit Players: Nacer Chadli

Profit Players: Nacer Chadli

Tottenham supporters have been in high spirits in recent times after seeing their team end their wretched run of form with victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their trip to Brighton off the back of losing each of their previous three matches in all competitions, going down to Liverpool and Watford in the Premier League alongside a 2-1 loss at the hands of Inter Milan in the Champions League. Yet the North Londoners got back to winning ways at the weekend as goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela inspired Spurs to a 2-1 success at the AMEX Stadium, thus moving them up to fifth place in the Premier League table.

Consequently, there have been many thrilled Tottenham fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been looking back on their club’s business in the last few years, what with their side coming under-fire for failing to sign anyone during the recent window.

And while some fans aren’t overly delighted with the work of chairman Daniel Levy in the recent window, there is little doubting that the 56-year-old and Spurs did extremely well out of the deal that saw Nacer Chadli leave for West Brom back in 2016.

The 29-year-old winger made the move to North London back in 2013 after impressing at Dutch side FC Twente, with Spurs spending £7.34 million (as per Transfermarkt) on his services in a bid to bridge the gap to the division’s top sides.

And Chadli enjoyed a solid if unspectacular time at Tottenham in netting 25 goals and laying on 16 assists in 119 appearances for the club, 15 goals and ten assists of which coming in the Premier League.

And it was under current boss Pochettino in which the Belgium international produced his best season, scoring 11 goals and laying on five assists in 35 league appearances in the 2014/15 campaign to help Spurs to a fifth place finish – only Kane (21) scored more goals for Tottenham in the Premier League that term.

Thus, there is little doubting that Chadli was a huge asset to Spurs, but things went slightly downhill for the winger in the 2015/16 season with just three goals and two assists to show for his efforts, thus prompting chairman Levy to sell him to fellow top-flight side West Brom, who acquired him for £13.68 million (as per Transfermarkt).

And with injury problems decimating his time at the Hawthorns, reducing him to just 38 appearances in his two years at the club, Spurs may well have been right to cash in on the winger when they did, even if he has recently signed for French giants Monaco.

And in getting a healthy £6.34 million profit (as per Transfermarkt) for a player that was falling down the pecking order at the time, there is no doubting that Levy and indeed Tottenham did very well out of the deal that took Chadli to West Brom little over two years ago.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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