Tottenham and Wales winger, Gareth Bale, is set to be announced as a Real Madrid player in a deal that would make him the most expensive player in the world.
Some eyebrows have been raised by pundits and respected managers.
Spurs flourished last season finishing with their highest points total ever in the Premier League, building the team around their talismanic player, with Bale scoring 21 goals in all competitions.
He won the PFA Young Player of the Year, the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards.
With summer signings Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and others still trying to blend into the squad, Bale will be on his way to Madrid leaving Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham with a lot of work to do.
After grinding out unimpressive victories against Crystal Palace and Swansea City in the league thanks to penalties awarded in each fixture, the current Spurs side look bereft of the attacking play that made them challenge for a spot in the Champions League, and the focus of this play is Bale.
AVB introduced counter-attacking football with Bale at the center of it, destroying teams with explosive pace and devastating finishing, something which the current squad doesn’t have and is not willing to learn soon.
Regular goals from free kicks, long range shots and heading will be missed by AVB, while Bale's ability to pop up and score goals from anywhere on the pitch will also be missed.