Tottenham Hotspur have been through a lot this summer. The ongoing Gareth Bale saga to Real Madrid seems to be an everlasting headache for Andre Villas Boas. Though, it may not be such a bad move that will eventually see Bale leave to the Spanish capital this summer. The move will cost upwards 90 million euros which make it the most expensive transfer in the history of football. Tottenham may lose their star player; but they can replace him with at least 2-3 quality additions that could make Tottenham an even stronger side than before. Tottenham are still trying to add more quality players to continue to their spending spree with signings like Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Soldado, and Danny Rose already settling in well at the club. With the expected signing of Lamela coming shortly, Tottenham have already seem to have found Bale’s replacement. Lamela, an Argentinean footballer, has an exquisite left foot and can play in multiple positions across the front 3. Here is one of his goals that he easily places in the bottom left corner for his former club AS Roma. (In the GIF to the right)
Along with the signing of Lamela comes in former Setaua Bucharest player, Vlad Chiriches for a respective fee of 8.5 million euros and most recently Christian Eriksen from Dutch side Ajax. Spurs are sure to be happy with the signing of Chiriche, who seems to be a excellent defender as they have seen their defense depleted through sales of veteran William Gallas leave on a free transfer and Steven Caulker to Cardiff City who respectively was in search of playing time to make the England squad ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Chiriches has an outstanding quality from playing the ball from the back. He has a great knack for scoring goals or getting involved into the play itself. Next comes the signing of the young sensation, Christian Eriksen who will give Spurs the much needed edge and depth in the attacking midfield position to help supply some goals to the frontline and score some himself. He has the skill and vision to be a very successful playmaker in the Premier League. (If you have never seen Christian Eriksen play, check out this youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGDu_zeuh3o) His playmaking skills as well as his off the ball movement will allow Spurs to play with a enjoyable, free-flowing attacking system that Villas-Boas has been trying to bring to Tottenham. In his last campaign with Ajax, he recorded 12 goals and 22 assists from 49 appearances. These are fantastic statistics for a 21 year old but he is only going to get better with age. He has shown that he has the talent and the awareness to become a vital asset to any club who is looking to qualify for major honors. With these late additions, Spurs have a fantastic squad with the hopes of challenging for a top four spot however with more on the way many believe they could go even farther especially with Villas-Boas leading the charge in this year’s English Premier League title.