With Gareth Bale expected to sign for Real Madrid for ridiculous money in the near future, Tottenham have taken advantage and have spent heavily this summer.
Say whatever you like about these signings and if they are the answer to Spurs’ problems, one of the new recruits is definitely destined for glory in England.
Brazilian Paulinho was signed by manager Andre Villas-Boas in the opening stages of the window after impressing at the Confederations cup for Brazil. The 25-year-old former Corinthians midfielder is known for his passing and tackling skill and is generally a box
to box midfielder.
With Tottenham letting go of fellow holding midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Scott Parker, a new player was needed to partner defensive midfielder and fellow Brazilian Sandro or Belgium
playmaker Moussa Dembele.
Paulinho was chosen and from his first couple of games at the White Hart Lane club, it seems the Lilywhites made the correct decision in who to spend their money on.
On his debut against newcomers Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the opening game of the season, Paulinho used his strength and creativity earning the man of the match award and
inspiring spurs to a win and a clean sheet.
Then, midweek, the Brazil international scored his first goal for the north Londoner’s, a header away to Dynamo Tbilisi in the Europa league qualifiers.
Last Sunday he controlled the midfield against Swansea and came forward a lot, just like Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is often seen doing.
I would not have him down as a new Frank Lampard like some Tottenham fans are saying because they are very different players and he is incredibly unlikely to achieve what Chelsea’s all-time top scorer has achieved, but I believe he can become a great at White Hart
Lane as he provides stability in their squad.
He is certainly good enough to be a regular for Tottenham this season as he could be their most complete central midfielder.
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