The signings of Roberto Soldado, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli could make up for the potential sale of Gareth Bale for Tottenham Hotspur.

The combined cash spent so far has been around £57million but that is nothing compared to the bid of £109million, according to Metro.

Soldado provides Tottenham with something that they were criticised for not having last season, a reliable finisher. Despite having both Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe the north London side the major threat on goal was in fact winger Bale.

Chadli is also a winger, maybe someone to cover Bale's position if he leaves to go to the Bernabeu. Although there's no denying that Bale is a better player there's no denying that Chadli is a player of pure quality.

With other signings taking place, maybe Tottenham are trying to get a team with more quality spread over the pitch as opposed to having one shining star.

Paulinho and Capoue provide Spurs with squad depth that may potentially be vital if they want to get into the Champions League this year.

With Scott Parker leaving Tottenham to go to Fulham - it was vital that he was replaced. Spurs have done so and also bought another midfielder which can provide extra quality which could be needed to get into the top four.  

Although, saying that, Spurs didn't look as much of a threat when they played at Selhurst Park. The north London club managed to get an unconvincing 1-0 win over Crystal Palace with the only goal coming from the penalty spot.

It looks as if Spurs are looking at bringing in another one or two players, maybe with a few extra additions Spurs could be top four contenders even if they do sell  Bale.

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