No-one could quite believe when #JurgenKlinsmann signed for #Spurs in 1994.
At 30, the German striker was still a man at the top of his game when he arrived at a mid-table club with their backs to the wall - due to past financial irregularities, the 1994/95 season would see them excluded from the #FACup, docked 12 points, and fined in excess of £600,000.
Klinsmann was an instant hit with fans across the English game. Arriving with a reputation as a diver, and with a sour taste in the mouth of those English fans still smarting over their elimination from the #WorldCup in 1990, Klinsmann charmed as much as he performed on the pitch. He asked where the local diving school was, drove to training in his Volkswagen Beetle, and on scoring on his debut away at Sheffield Wednesday, dove to the floor in celebration followed by his team-mates.
Klinsmann only lasted one season at #THFC before leaving for #BayernMunich, scoring 21 league goals, 30 in all competitions, and winning the 1995 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award.
In 1997, threatened by relegation under the management of Christian Gross, Klinsmann returned to the club from Sampdoria on loan and made a signifant contribution to their safety effort, including scoring 4 goals against Wimbledon.
Klinsmann made 68 appearances in total, scoring 39 goals.