Not so long ago, when Spurs sold Luka Modric and then Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, it was thought the club lacked ambition.
However, they were wrong. Ironically, since Tottenham sold arguably their two best players of the century, the lilywhites have gone from strength to strength with the only thing missing being a trophy.
On current form, that will surely come to an end sooner or later with the FA Cup this season a very real prospect and the Champions League an outside chance.
Now with the January transfer window out of the way, we can reflect on what could possibly be one of the signings of the season in Lucas Moura.
The capture of the Brazilian winger’s signature is testament to how far Spurs have come under Pochettino with a number of other clubs after his signature but why should we be so excited about his Wembley arrival? And what will he bring to the team?
At 25, Moura has time on his side but is not young enough to be a rookie and arrives in North London on the cusp of his prime.
Despite a less than impressive season so far (just six appearances), Moura has still played a total of 229 times for PSG scoring 46 times at an average of a goal every five games.
Not bad for a player who has spent the last year coming off the bench in Paris.
Additional Attacking option
With Spurs still in the FA Cup and Champions League as well as attempting to chase down fourth place in the league, Moura adds another attacking dynamic that could prove crucial especially if anything were to happen to Harry Kane.
Best out on the wing, Moura will provide pace and an eye for goal that will enable more goals to come from different angles on the pitch.
However, he may need to wait a week or two before making his debut as Pochettino is meticulous in ensuring his squad is up to full fitness.
Dressing Room Chemistry
Part of the appeal of Spurs for Moura was that one of his big mates Serge Aurier is at the club.
The pair were team mates at PSG before Aurier came to London in the summer and Aurier’s praise of the club is believed to have been the clincher.
However, it is not just Aurier who proves that Moura is a popular fellow, Neymar Jr has spoken out at how disappointed he was that PSG allowed the 25-year-old to leave saying he should have been given more game time.
Sunday’s key game against Liverpool may be too soon for us to see Moura on the pitch but with a packed February coming up, expect to see the Brazilian in the flesh a lot and will prove to us why we are right to be so excited about his transfer.