Tottenham were often referred to being a 'one man team' last season with Bale being Spurs' star man all year. Bale shot to global prominence as he starred on the left-wing, netting 31 goals last season for the north Londoners.
With the departure of the Welsh winger to Real Madrid being confirmed for a mouth watering £86million, Spurs have set upon on spending spree to replace their main man.
Tottenham manager, Andre Villas-Boas has launched a Spurs revolution this summer, spending in excess of £100million bringing in new and young assets as they look for a top four finish.
The exit of Bale is a big blow to the north London club but Tottenham will not miss Bale if their new signing Erik Lamela can find his electric best form. The £25.8million that Spurs paid for him could prove to be an excellent piece of business if he settles into the team.
Lamela is blessed with brilliant close control and has the ability to score with both feet from all areas of the pitch. This talent meant he finished last term as Roma's second top goal scorer with 15 goals from 36 starts. The attacking midfielder could well prove to be Bale's perfect replacement.
ABV spoke about replacing Bale: “We knew we could probably lose one of the most influential players in Bale, so our idea was always to make the team stronger than the year before – and for that to happen some heavy investment is required.
“I think that we are on the right track. We have the quality and strength in depth to achieve it this season."
Andre Villas-Boas also backed Roberto Soldado to replace Gareth Bale as Tottenham’s 20-goal-a-season man. The Spanish striker has scored four goals in three games for his new club. With two Premier League goals in three appearances, Tottenhams fans will be hoping the player will live up to expectations. If the team gels then Spurs could be real contenders this season.
By consolidating the goals and assists of Tottenham's' new signings, it’s clear they won’t struggle to replace ace Bale, on paper at least.
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