Tottenham Hotspur have had one of their best ever transfer windows this season. The additions of Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado and Etienne Capoue have raised the fans expectations to a new level.
Arguably, Spurs biggest signing so far has been that of Franco Baldini, their new Director of Football. He has bridged the gap between manager Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy.
The trio is impressing everyone not only by bringing players of supreme quality but also by clearing the deadwood to balance the books. There are no panic or stop gap buys, the managers needs are addressed in a proper manner by bringing in suitable players.
The splashing of cash to bring in these sort of players are pointing fingers towards the potential sale of Gareth Bale. Even if it happens now, that is not the end of world for Tottenham as they have quietly done their business to stay afloat. Their squad is much balanced and stronger now.
On the other hand, Spurs' academy has become one of the best in the country, they are sweeping the U-21 league with ease and finesse. Youngsters like Tom Carroll, Harry Kane and Andros Townsend are staking claims for a first team spot by impressing the pundits and critics alike.
Townsend might have got the limelight with QPR last season, but the other two has significantly progressed over the years. Tom Carroll has drawn comparisons with Luka Modric due to his similar stature and playing style while Harry Kane is tipped to solve Spurs striking woes in the long run.
After topping the table last season in U-21 League, spurs was pitted against two tough opponents in Chelsea and Manchester City at the start of this season. The youngsters have not only won both the matches but also did it in some style by scoring 10 goals in the process. The most impressive among the youngsters were none other than the duo of Kane and Carroll.
Kane who scored a hat-trick against City was also on target against Chelsea. Carroll on the other hand was the dictator of things in both matches putting his immaculate technical and passing skills on display. Against City, he scored one and created three more goals which shows his quality in terms of statistics.
Their performances has been noticed by everyone and both are expecting some playing time this season. Europa league and Cup competitions are expected to provide the platform but they are not far away from making a mark in Premier League itself. Both have EPL experience under their belt from last season and will be looking to build on from that.
Do you think the Spurs duo of Harry Kane and Tom Carroll are ready for bigger battles? How long it will take them to earn regular starting spots?
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