Fulham boss Chris Coleman has left the door open for Sean Davis to return to Craven Cottage.
Davis, 26, joined Tottenham for £2.5m in July 2004, but has found first-team opportunities severely limited at White Hart Lane.
Coleman said: “Sean is a very good player but I don’t know whether he will become available in the future or whether we could afford him.
“Sean felt it was time to move but he’s a player I didn’t want to lose.”
Coleman stressed that he bore no grudge towards Davis for his decision to move across London.
The Fulham boss said: “Our fans loved him when he was here and they did not like it when he left for another London club.
“The bottom line is that he’s a very good Premiership midfield player.
“There’s still time for him to make his mark but he’s been in and out of the team so far. The thing you want when you move to a new club is to get as many games under your belt as possible.
“He’s had a few problems with injuries and hasn’t had a run of games.
“It will be interesting once he gets games to see what he can do – he certainly has enough quality to play for Tottenham.”
Davis made his first appearance of the season for Spurs in the Carling Cup humiliation against Grimsby, and with compeitition for midfield places at White Hart Lane stiff, he is likely to find himself axed for Monday’s clash with Fulham.