Harry Redknapp has revealed he is likely to sell Giovani Dos Santos in the summer, with the playmaker receiving limited game time at Tottenham.
Since making the move to Spurs from Barcelona in 2008, Dos Santos has undergone three loan spells, and his contract with the club will finish in the 2013 summer.
But with the Mexico international unlikely to sign another deal for Tottenham, Redknapp believes that the club should get as much money as possible.
"He is on the bench, he has got great ability, we nearly sold him at the start of the season for £13million to Udinese," he told Sky Sports.
"The chairman of Udinese came over and had a chat with the chairman and he wouldn't go and that was a lot of money.
"Gio is a good player and is a good lad. He has good ability but in the end his contract is gradually running out so I don't know what you'd get for him in the end.
"I don't think he wants to sign a new one so I think the £13million would have been a good deal."
Tottenham will no doubt be undergoing some more big changes in the summer as the club aim to be counted as a top four contender.
But a lot of their transfer dealings over the next couple of months will depend on whether Spurs can qualify for Champions League. The side are currently fourth, but equal on points with fifth-placed Newcastle, and will also be relying on Chelsea not to win the trophy this year if they can't make it into the top three.
Gareth Bale, one of the club's most coveted stars, admitted that his own future could be at risk if Tottenham aren't able to qualify for Europe's premier club competition for the second time in three years.
"I think everybody always wants to test themselves against the best players in the world," he said, as reported by the Guardian.
"We have to wait and see what happens. Obviously if we don't [qualify for Champions League], we'll have to sit down and discuss and see what's best for myself."