Over the years Tottenham have made some outrageously talented signings, and some downright stinkers.

But in this list, we want to take a look at the top five underrated Spurs purchases in recent times. The following are great Spurs players who we believe are or were underrated by the wider footballing community.

Brad Friedel

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Brad Friedel was an eyebrow raising signing for Tottenham back in 2011, as the 40-year-old veteran signed a two-year deal in North London.

As a club famed for thriving under the faith in young and exciting players, the acquisition of the experienced American seemed strange, especially when he walked into the team as the first-choice keeper.

However, Brad Friedel went on to prove everyone wrong, as he spent three long seasons at the club, racking up 67 appearances in a Tottenham shirt.

In 2012, Friedel became the oldest player to ever play a competitive match for Tottenham, at 41-years of age.

Friedel also still holds the record for the most consecutive appearances, with 310, a feat achieved over spells at Blackburn, Aston Villa and Tottenham.

Despite his record-breaking age, Friedel was able to show off the reflexes of a cat between the sticks for Spurs, and never looked out of place for a second.

He was a brick wall in goal for thee great seasons, pulling off some outrageous saves in his time before eventually retiring in 2015.

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