Tottenham were reportedly interested in signing Timothy Castagne during the summer but instead opted to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon.
Football London claimed that the Belgium international was firmly on Jose Mourinho’s horizon, although a deal never came to fruition.
The 24-year-old wouldn’t be denied his Premier League move though, with Leicester City signing him from Atalanta for £21.5 million.
His time at the Foxes might be in its infancy but he’s already showing Tottenham why they should have signed him – despite landing Reguilon.
Castagne has eight caps for Belgium and can operate in either full-back position, making him a versatile defensive performer.
He has taken to the Premier League exceptionally well; with Leicester claiming nine points from their opening three Premier League games.
During those three games, Castagne has scored in the 3-0 win over West Brom and registered assists in each of the games against Burnley and Manchester City.
Yesterday he was in fine form as Leicester roared to a 5-2 win over Pep Guardiola’s team, thanks largely to a Jamie Vardy hat-trick.
Of course, Reguilon could still have a similar impact when he starts his Tottenham career, albeit on the left-hand side.
Mourinho added Matt Doherty to his ranks as a right-sided option and spending the extra cash on Castagne might have proved a more shrewd addition.
Tottenham have won one, drawn one and lost one of their opening three games and need to start putting teams away in more emphatic fashion.
During the win over City, Castagne won 23 of 30 attempted tackles and completed no fewer than 22 clearances (Who Scored).
Only time will tell whether or not Tottenham completely made the right choice. Right now, however, Castagne already looks like one who got away.