Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy should sell Gareth Bale while a ridiculous sum is still being offered as Champions League football will arrive with or without the Welshman.
Andre Villas Boas' side missed out on Champions League football by a single point last season as Arsenal strung together a fantastic winning run to overtake their North London rivals and earn the qualifying spot.
Bale scored 21 league goals for Spurs as strikers Jermain Defoe, Emanuel Adebayor, Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson achieved a combined league total of 26. This may signify the importance of Bale but looking at their summer signings, it's clear they are improving.
Roberto Soldado opened his Tottenham account on Sunday and the Spanish striker is now Spain's first choice forward ahead of Fernando Torres and David Villa. The Spaniard scored 40 goals for Valencia last season, 33 coming in La Liga, an impressive haul.
Paulinho is a player of much higher quality than the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Scott Parker, both of whom left this summer. With Brazilian teammate Sandro set to return and the potential signing of their fellow countryman Willian an increasing possibility, Spurs will not need Bale to bail them out in front of goal any longer.
Nacer Chadli is a strong, powerful and technically gifted player and the Belgian will feel at home in the Premier League where it seems all of Belgium's golden generation ply their trade.
Rivals Arsenal have not improved in any position. Yaya Sanogo is nowhere near the calibre of Soldado and the Gunners already have long-term injury scares in Bacary Sagna, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs as well as the improving Tomas Rosicky. The Gunners are also missing Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby.
Franco Baldini has influenced Tottenham's biggest summer spend ever and many would not bet against Spurs going one better this season.
If Tottenham have already spent most of the money they expect to receive for Bale then they have spent wisely. They currently hold on to their group of forwards and have strengthened their midfield.
Defensively they could be better, by adding another talented centre-back to the squad but many would admit that this is the most promising Spurs side in seasons and now it's not about just one player, but many.
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