Tottenham fans will tell you that their club never do things the easy way, whether it be on the pitch or with transfer dealings.
The club have been frustrated by their failure to add a top striker to their ranks during the last two transfer windows, meaning the summer window is going to be even more crucial for Andre Villas-Boas if the club are to realise their ambition of becoming genuine title contenders.
They face a fight to the finish to secure Champions League football this time around, and may have to do it without Gareth Bale who sustained a nasty looking ankle injury on Thursday evening.
Whether they qualify for the Champions League next season will determine the calibre of player they are able to bring in during the summer, but a couple of bargains never go a miss.
Here we have compiled a list of the top 5 transfer bargains the club have pulled off down the years, for Andre Villas-Boas to draw upon for inspiration.