Sean Davis was signed from Fulham at the start of the Jacques Santini era, with Spurs fighting off Fulham and Everton for the England Under-21 midfielder.
A player who had always mixed strength with a lot of skill on the ball, Davis caught the eye in a side who had moved up through the divisions with Fulham and his particular ability to run through the midfield with the ball.
Having failed a medical with Everton and Middlesbrough losing interest, Spurs moved in to bring Davis to White Hart Lane in what appeared to be a good signing. A good young midfielder who would add strong running and some creative play, but arriving with an injury, which was followed by a traumatic time away from the club as there was some concern over his partner and the birth of his first child, he failed to add to the first few games after his debut.
As the injuries mounted up, Sean was a rarer sight in the first team and in total he only made 11 starts with four substitute appearances for Spurs and did not trouble the scorers. With other players overtaking him for a place in the team, Martin Jol felt it fair to move the player on and in January 2006, he joined Portsmouth as part of a job lot of players from Spurs, including Pedro Mendes and Noe Pamarot - all Santini signings.