Paulinho: The wrong signing for Tottenham
With Paulinho on the verge of signing for Tottenham - should Andre Villas-Boas have looked to improve other areas of his squad?
Brazilian international Paulinho looks set for a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the immediate future, as he is currently undergoing a medical with the north London club.
Paulinho was impressive for Brazil during the Confederations Cup and was key in Brazil's 3-0 demolition of Spain in the final.
The star is an aggressive midfielder who's also capable of scoring goals and providing assists.
However, is he what Tottenham need?
Last year Spurs just missed out on Champions League football, with a major factor being their lack of strength in the striking roles.
Totenham already have strong depth in central midfield with Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker, Sandro, Dembele, Dempsey, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jake Livermore and January signing Lewis Holtby all capable of operating in the middle.
The likes of Parker and Huddlestone have been linked with moves away from the club, but even without them they have an abundance of capable midfielders.
Paulinho will be a very useful acquisition for Tottenham and will bring lots of quality to the squad, however the £17 million used to obtain his signature may have been better used to bring in top class goalscorers.
Emmanuel Adebayor was the source of great frustration from Spurs fans last year and Jermain Defoe's injury problems left few other options for the centre-forward role.
The club has been linked with Leandro Damio and David Villa to name a few, both of whom would be better than the options currently at the club.
One cant help feel the money used to purchase Paulinho would have been better utilised by targeting world class strikers.
North London rival's Arsenal look increasingly to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, someone of that calibre would help fire Tottenham to a title challenge.
Do you think Paulinho was a good signing? Or do you think the money should have saved for world class strikers? Leave your thoughts below.
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