Transfer Window Review: Tottenham Hotspur
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2013
Five word review: Spending the Bale out fund.
In: Erik Lamela (Roma, £30m), Roberto Soldado (Valencia, £26m), Paulinho (Corinthians, £17m), Christian Eriksen (Ajaz, £11.5m), Vlad Chiriches (Steaua Bucharest, £8.5m), Nacer Chadli (FC Twente, £7m), Étienne Capoue (Toulouse, £9m).
Out: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid, £86m), Steven Caulker (Cardiff, £8m), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders, £6m), Tom Huddlestone (Hull, £5m), Scott Parker (Fulham, £2m), Massimo Luongo (Swindon, £400,000), John Bostock (Royal Antwerp, Free), Jack Bartram, Nathan Byrne (both Swindon, Free), Grant Hall, Massimo Luongo, Alex Pritchard, Ryan Mason (all Swindon, Loan), Jack Munns (Birmingham), Tomislav Gomelt (Royal Antwerp, Loan), Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster, Loan), Jake Livermore (Hull, Loan), Adam Smith (Derby, Loan), Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Tom Carroll (Both QPR, Loan).
Released: David Bentley, William Gallas.
– Added plenty of quality throughout the team.
– Strengthened more than any of their rivals.
– Handled a difficult situation very well to make efficient buys and a tidy profit.
– Lost Gareth Bale.
– Lost David Bentley (only kidding).
– Short of a left-back.