Date: 24th August 2013 at 3:15pm
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On this day 9 years ago, Spurs completed the signing of midfield maestro from for a fee of £2.75m. The likes of Arsenal, Everton and West Brom had all reportedly admired the talents of the young Englishman, with Spurs eventually winning the race.

Speaking to the clubs website at the time, Sporting Director had the following to say:

“Michael is a big English talent and we’re very pleased to sign him, particularly at his young age. Technically he is very good, a great passer of the ball who can go left or right and with him we have a very strong midfield.”

Carrick was central to our midfield success during the era. He completed the most crosses and assists in our promising 2005-06 campaign; one that ultimately culminated in disappointment following ‘Lasagne-Gate’ and the failure to achieve a 4th placed finish.

Widely regarded as one of the best young English talents to pass through the club in the modern era, his departure the following season to for £18m was disappointing for a side clearly on the rise.

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