As the Gareth Bale to Real Madrid transfer saga rolls on and the fees suggested become more and more ridiculous, it is becoming apparent that Daniel Levy needs to bite the bullet and accept the offer made.
The reported £85million is an insane amount of money to spend on a single player, even one as talented as Bale, and with the Spanish economy in complete disarray, the quoted fee has led to widespread anger that such money can even be contemplated being spent.
Ultimately if the club can afford it then it is entirely down to them, but the fact that Real Madrid are currently indebted around £600million to the crippled economy, suggests that realistically Spurs should accept the monstrous fee they have been offered, and use the remaining month to build a new look Tottenham side as it probably isn't going to get much higher.
Recent links with Roberto Soldado have been widespread and at around £25million they would add a top striker proven at the highest level to the current options of Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.
With 82 goals and 14 assists in three seasons with Valencia, Soldado has been one of La Liga's most consistent strikers, hitting 25 goals plus in each of his seasons with the club.
His pace, strength and aerial ability should allow him to adapt to the Premier League with relative ease, and would certainly provide an upgrade in the striking department.
Possibly the weakest area of the squad is at left back as Benoit Assou-Ekotto has proven fairly inconsistent in his time at White Hart Lane. He has, at times, put in some stunning performances, but with the loss of a workhorse like Bale playing in front of him, his defensive frailties are more likely to be found out than ever before.
Inter Milan's tireless Yuto Nagamoto would be a shrewd bit of business due to his reliable defending, and his ability to comfortably play on both flanks. The Nerazzurri's purchase of Vitor Pereiria last summer saw Nagamoto's game time cut short, but the Japanese international still had a solid season and impressed at this summer's Confederations Cup.
The club is also trying to build its fan base in Asia, and after the summer tour there, the purchase of a player from that part of the world could only help that cause. He is valued at around £12million.
Another area that could do with strengthening is the central midfield and with Daniele De Rossi apparently keen on a move to England, he could be the man for the job. He needs little introduction as he has been one of Europe's standout midfielders for a while now as well as being a vital part of the Italian national teams resurgence in recent years.
The reported £15million price tag is a steal for a player of his experience and quality, but Spurs will have to fight it out with Chelsea and Manchester United for his signature. Neither club has opened negotiations with De Rossi yet however, so Spurs could get in their first if the deal for Bale is tied up quickly.
The club will obviously need to add another attacking threat to the roster if the Welshman departs, and for that the club should look to either Angel Di Maria or Alexis Sanchez. If Bale heads to Real, Di Maria is going to find himself on the bench, and due to Barcelona's acquisition of Neymar and with Pedro and Cristian Tello both offering strength in depth it could be a frustrating season for the Chilean winger.
Either player should come within budget at around £25million and both would go some way to filling the void that the departing Bale would leave.
The sale is looking more and more likely to happen by the day and surely it is better for all involved if it happens now, rather than with 10 days left in the transfer window, as has been the case in recent years with Tottenham's transfer dealings.
The players mentioned in this article come in under budget at around £77million and certainly offer a significant upgrade on large areas of the squad.
Replacing Bale's brilliance will be nigh on impossible but, with a squad less reliant on one player to perform, making the top four should prove less of a struggle than in recent seasons.
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