Belgian International Nacer Chadli joined Tottenham in August 2013 and finished the season having played in just over half of our league matches. The 24 year old featured in 22 games although many of those saw him come off the bench to attempt to have an impact.
No comparison to Gareth Bale was ever made, nor could there be one, but does Chadli deserve an extended role in the side to provide more of a threat from the flanks? YouTube footage from his days at FC Twente showed that the winger could be a real threat from set pieces but heading into 2014-15, free kick duties will be permanently placed at the feet of Christian Eriksen.
A proportion of the player’s 25 goals in 84 matches for the Dutch side came from dead ball situations and he does look to deliver a decent cross or corner when given the opportunity. Highlights are obviously his goal against Newcastle and a double strike against Benfica which suggested he could do a job in a central forward position.
I’d like to see Chadli stay at the club in preference to Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon but have we seen enough of Nacer to make a judgement?