10. Grzegorz Rasiak
Definition of a panic buy. Signed from Derby for around £3m in 2005, Rasiak failed to score in eight Premier League appearances for Spurs and was sold to Southampton a few months later.
9. Vincent Janssen
Winning the Eredivisie Golden Shoe with AZ Alkmaar for the 2015-16 season, expectations were high on Janssen as he completed his £17m move to Tottenham.
However, Janssen has only scored six goals in 42 appearances for the club, with four of them coming from penalties. The striker spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Fenerbache, and Spurs accepted a loss of £11m when he sold him to Monterrey in 2019.
8. Roberto Soldado
Soldado scored 81 goals in 141 appearances for Los Che and was signed by Valencia for £26m in 2013, Despite scoring on his debut, the former Valencia star was a huge disappointment afterwards and ultimately. was displaced by Harry Kane. Then Soldado was sold to Villarreal in 2015 after 76 appearances for Spurs, scoring 16 goals.
Signed for a club-record £60m, the 25-year-old scored exactly zero Premier League goals for Spurs in his first season.
6. Frederic KanouteKanoute moved from West Ham to Tottenham for £3.5 million in 2003 and scored four goals in his first five appearances for the club. However, the Malian didn’t do much after that, and was lost to Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe. He completed a £4.4 million move to Sevilla in 2005 and even knocked his former club out of the UEFA Cup in the 2006–07 season.
5. Les FerdinandAfter wearing the number 10 shirt for his first two years at the club, Ferdinand switched to wearing the number 9 shirt before the 1999-00 season. The striker was plagued by injury problems and scored just 29 goals over the next three and a half seasons before leaving in January 2003.
4. Roman PavlyuchenkoPavlyuchenko joined Tottenham from Spartak Moscow for £13.8m in 2008 but never landed a starting spot at White Hart Lane. Anyway, he still scored 42 goals in 113 appearances in all competitions.
3. Gareth BaleObviously, Bale is the best player on this list. But he was not at his best during his second stint at the club, on loan from Real Madrid, wearing the number 9 shirt for the 2020-21 campaign. Even so, the Welsh star still scored 16 goals in all competitions, averaging one goal or assist every 87 minutes.
2. Darren AndertonDespite being just a midfielder, Anderton became the first Tottenham player to be officially awarded the number 9 shirt in the Premier League. Anderton’s career was constantly interrupted by grim injuries, he still made more than 300 appearances for Spurs and won the League Cup in 1999.
1. Dimitar BerbatovWithout a doubt, Berbatov is the best Tottenham No. 9 of the Premier League era. He became a huge fan favorite after joining Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 and forming a formidable partnership with Robbie Keane.
The Bulgarian star scored 46 goals in 102 appearances for the club, before joining Man United.
Minh Tuan | 19:33 April 29, 2023