Tottenham have significantly upgraded their squad this summer and are looking to state their ambitions clear-out.
The White Hart Lane outfit are not only ready for the top-four battle but also a title challenge cannot be ruled out from the north London side. Gareth Bale staying at White Hart Lane will be key to their title challenge. Even if he decides to part ways, Spurs' quality signings over the summer have the ability and skill to make sure that everything falls in place. Spurs have indeed made a bold statement in the transfer window this summer.
Chairman Daniel Levy might have got stick from fans on quite a few occasions with his tough negotiating style. But he has done a commendable job in this window.
The summer arrivals worth £60 million have excited the Spurs think tank and they believes that there team is gearing up for something really big.
The quality of Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue was on display on the opening day. Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas announced that they aren't done yet and are looking for further additions to bolster their squad. The way he integrated new signings into the team, the Lillywhites will be dreaming big with or without further additions.
Levy has also weaved his magic along with Franco Baldini in removing the dead wood. The latest departures indicates that Spurs are preparing some more space in their wage budget to accommodate new stars. The way they swiftly moved Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Scott Parker deserves some praise.
Parker was the latest to bid adieu to White Hart Lane. The former West Ham and Chelsea midfielder has joined Premier League club Fulham. He was not unwilling to take a step down to the Championship with QPR and hence opted for Fulham.
Parker was one of the highest earners at the Lane. Despite a wonderful first season, he never got going since AVB took over as the main-man. Parker's unnecessary twists and turns often slowed down the Spurs game and took the sheen out of its attacks. His lack of decisiveness and contributions in the final third was also a cause of concern for the Lilywhites.
Spurs have already upgraded their midfield options significantly with the addition of Paulinho and Capoue. As evident from the first game of the season, both the players showed that they can easily fit into AVB's scheme of things which Parker and Huddlestone failed to do in a full season.
Parker's sale not only frees up space for further improvements in the squad but also will provide chances for the Spurs youngsters who has been impressing in the reserves and U-21 matches. Tom Carroll is rated very highly and has shown flashes of his brilliance in Premier League as well while Nabil Bentaleb is someone to keep an eye on for the future. Capoue and Paulinho has significantly strengthened its ranks and Spurs need not worry about their midfield anytime soon.
The departure of Parker is surely going to aid Spurs in many ways. Even though his charismatic presence and leadership qualities will be missed, Spurs have done well to get rid of the veteran who didn't fit into their long term plans.
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