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Tottenham: Winners of the transfer window?

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The departure of Welshman Gareth Bale has been feared for a long period of time by Tottenham fans as they were often dubbed as a 'one man team' and couldn't imagine their side without Bale.

However, since Real Madrid formally made a bid early in this transfer window, Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini took advantage and started splashing the cash ahead of the new season. 

Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue were all purchased by Spurs ahead of the new premier league season in a combined fee of around £58m. If Tottenham were to have sold the Welsh wizard at the start of the summer, clubs would most likely demand extra money from Tottenham to recruit their players as they would be aware of the significant amount of funds the Lilywhites would have had. 

A week after the 1-0 win for Spurs against newly promoted side, Crystal Palace, Gareth Bale's proposed move to Real Madrid appeared to be imminent in which prompted Spurs to strengthen their side further. Argentine winger Erik Lamela and Danish international playmaker, Christian Eriksen were the next set of players to arrive at White Hart Lane.

With both players being the age of 21, they have plenty of time to develop into master class acts at the north London outfit, and could potentially prove to be good value for their money. 

On September 1, Spurs and Real Madrid officially announced the agreement of Gareth Bale's proposed move to Los Blancos. It was something that Spurs fans have been dreading for a lengthy period of time. But nevertheless, the fans looked to the future with their new signings as they feel they have sold a Champions League player and bought in a Champions League team. 

Tottenham are usually known for their great business done on transfer deadline day with Daniel Levy's expert negotiation skills. However, Spurs felt they had no need to further strengthen the squad despite speculation with Hulk, Demba Ba and Tom Ince. It is now down to manager Andre Villas-Boas to help the side gel together and play as a team. 

Statistics show that Spurs are the biggest spenders in the Premier League this transfer window with a tally of approximately £110m spent. However, they have recouped approximately £85m with the sale of Bale and around £20m with the sales of Clint Dempsey, Steven Caulker and Tom Huddlestone. 

Daniel Levy has transformed a one man team into a Champions League worthy team, having only really investing £5m of his own money. Genius. 

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