Wilson Palacios was settled in the Northwestern part of England before he signed for Tottenham Hotspur. The midfielder had reservations about a move to Spurs before he sealed a move at the start of 2009.Tottenham Hotspur informed the London Stock Exchange that they had agreed a fee withWigan Athletic to sign Wilson Palacios on January 21, 2009. It was revealedthat the player has passed his medical and that the transfer is subject to a work permit.
Palacios became a Tottenham Hotspur player on a five-and-a-half year deal after he was granted a work permit. He made his Spurs debut on the last day of January 2009 in the 3-2 defeat to Bolton Wanderers. The midfielder was involved in the second Spurs goal after Darren Bent scored the rebound after his shot was saved by Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper JussiJaaskelainen.
Wilson Palacios earned a lot of plaudits for his performance during the North London Derby clash with Arsenal in his second game for Tottenham Hotspur. He was named the man-of-the-match at the end of the Arsenal game in the league. Wilson Palacios didn’t feature in the 2009 League Cup final as he was cup-tied having played for Stoke City earlier in the season. The Honduran was missing as Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on penalties after the two teams played out a goalless draw at the end of extra time.
Palacios scored his first goal for Spurs against Hull City on August 19, 2009 off the through ball from Robbie Keane and it was his first goal in English football. The midfielder pointed to the sky after his goal against the Tigers to honour his murdered brother, Edwin.
In his first full season at Tottenham Hotspur, Palacios played 43 games in all competitions as he helped the North London club qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. He played just 16 starts in his second full season at Spurs, but was heavily involved as the club reached the Champions League quarterfinals. He left Spurs to sign for Stoke City after spending two-and-a-half years in North London.