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Tottenham: Genuine title contenders?

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Tottenham have brought in some amazingly talented players this summer, with Roberto Soldado being the highest profile player coming to White Hart Lane.

And with the recent acquisitions of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, this further highlights the fact that Tottenham are a force to be reckoned with this year and possibly for years to come, too.

With Gareth Bale moving leaving for Real Madrid, you would think that this would hinder their title ambitions and prospects, but they have been shrewd with their money and brought in the right sort of players for the right price, although Lamela could prove to be slightly over-priced. That's not to say he can't prove his worth, however.

But arguably their best signing is their most recent one - Eriksen from Ajax for a measly £11.5 million. For such a talented player that had been the focal point of a improving Ajax team for a couple of years now, scoring 35 goals and getting 54 assists along the way, having only played 162 games for Ajax, these statistics further highlight how much of a bargain Tottenham have got with this player.

He is a natural leader and could eventually become Tottenham's captain for years to come. With Spurs bringing in many players for now and some players for the future, Tottenham have a good foundation to move forward as a club and possibly challenge the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea for the title year in, year out.

With them spending over £110 million this summer I think that they have set themselves up well for the imminent loss of Gareth Bale and life after him and they can recoup most of the money spent this summer from his sale also.

Tottenham shouldn't be overlooked for the title this year because they have a developing squad I think that they should be considered the dark horse of this year's league.

In the years to come, Andre Villas-Boas' side will almost definitely be up there, slogging it out with the best the league can offer as the chase for the Premier League title intensifies.

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