Back in 2018, Tottenham were linked with a move for Atalanta forward Musa Barrow, according to Italian newspaper Calciomercato.
A transfer never materialised for the £31m-rated ace, with former boss Mauricio Pochettino choosing to look at other targets instead.
Fast forward two years and the Gambian talisman is starting to show Spurs exactly what they are missing out on.
The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Bologna and whatever he did to look after himself during the lockdown, it clearly worked.
Barrow netted his fourth goal in succession for the Serie A side last night, as Siniša Mihajlović’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat to Sassuolo.
The trickster is starting to show why he is so highly-rated by his parent club and also why Tottenham wanted him in the first place.
Boss Jose Mourinho searched high and low for a centre-forward to act as cover for Harry Kane in January; with his pursuit eventually leading him to Steven Bergwijn.
At the start of the current campaign, Barrow was struggling to get a game for Bologna.
Since the restart, however, he has been like a man possessed, scoring seven goals and registering a single assist for his side.
Barrow will probably return to Atalanta in the summer and fight for a place there.
How Tottenham could do with a player like him right now.
Spurs are ticking along nicely but these days excitement comes at a premium under Mourinho.
An injection of pace would be ideal in the summer transfer market and as a result, Barrow could yet prove to be one that got away from Tottenham.
The youngster is direct, quick and right now is proving that he knows where the back of the net is.