Free-spending Tottenham are leading by example, and wasting no time in bringing in top quality players.
Most of the talk this summer has been about the possible departure of Gareth Bale. But this hasn't stopped Spurs from spending big on quality players.
Lets start with Spurs' midfield. They've got rid of Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and temporarily Jake Livermore.
These are big losses but Spurs have invested in fantastic replacements. Paulinho is a fantastic acquisition and can make a real impact. Etienne Capoue is also a good squad player, with the ability to control the midfield with his sheer power and presence. Nacer Chadli will add a extra creative dimension to the Spurs team also.
Furthermore, last season Spurs were too reliant on Gareth Bale for goals, but with the signing of Roberto Soldado, as well as Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor, Spurs should have no problems scoring this season.
With the inevitable departure of Gareth Bale, Spurs have identified players and are doing something that Arsenal and Manchester United aren't doing which is matching the price the club are asking for the player.
The first is Willian, a dynamic player that can play on the wing or behind the striker, he has got the pace and skills to become a Premier League success. The price is high at £30 million, but if the top teams want the top players, they're going to have to pay a top price. Spurs haven't stopped there.
They have identified Roma winger Erik Lamela as a possible acquisition to recuperate for the loss of Bale. But once again there not messing around will insulting bids to unsettle the player.
This is where Manchester United and Arsenal are failing. United obviously identified Cesc Fabregas as a target but he had no intention of moving and United were in effect wasting there time. A month later and they've only just put a bid in for Everton's Marouane Fellaini.
If they want the player they should pay the asking price, there doesn't seem to be an urgency. Time is running out if they want to sign the top players.
Subsequently, Arsenal have added one player and let 17 go. That says it all. Without any marquee signings and squad rotation signings I think the Gunners could really struggle in the Premier League, and personally at the moment, they are no way near Premier league title contenders.
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