Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has expressed his belief that Spurs can be better without Gareth Bale, if the club continue their elaborate spending spree in this summer’s transfer window.
The north London side have already spent over £55m in the transfer window and with the arrival of £30m Erik Lamela seemingly imminent, Spurs are set to break their transfer record for a third time this season.
Following the arrivals of Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue, Villas-Boas believes that Bale’s departure will help his team “step up their game”.
"It's hard to say if it is a good deal for Spurs. Gareth was a player who was great to have last season, he had a great impact," AVB told the Daily Express.
"Our idea is to be stronger than the year before. If we conclude certain targets that we are looking for, we can be that team. If we conclude other targets, maybe we are not that team.
"We have a very strong team all the same. If Bale leaves, it will give the team an opportunity to step up their game, step up the responsibility, and we have seen that in the past couple of games."
Yesterday, ESPN reported that Spurs could spend at least £50m before the transfer window closes, with the club apparently interested in Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches, as well as Lamela.
Tottenham, along with Liverpool, are one of only two teams left in the Premier League with a 100 per cent win rate.
In their first two games of the season, Tottenham picked up 1-0 wins against Crystal Palace and Swansea, while they face Arsenal in the much anticipated north London derby on Sunday.
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