When Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid in the summer there was a contingent of the Tottenham fanbase who were starting to sweat in terms of how they replace him. Instead of splashing the whole lot on one player, Andre Villas-Boas decided to spread it across a number of outlets - one of those being Roberto Soldado, who has caused mixed emotions in north London.
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When you're trying to cut the mustard at Barcelona, on ofthe biggest clubs in the world, it is always going to be extremely difficult. Sergi Roberto's path to glory has been no different, coming through the Barca youth system and progressing his way through the B side. He represented Barcelona B over 100 times before eventually graduating to the senior side, where he has now played 15 times, much to his credit.
Have Spurs Created The Most Chances This Season? - Top5: Most Creative Teams In The Premier League So Far
After 10 games in the Premier League season, here are the top five sides in terms of chances created.
Adebayor linked with move away from White Hart Lane - 3 reasons why a move to Besiktas would be a positive one
With news that Besiktas are looking into the possibility of taking Emmanuel Adebayor off Spurs' hands, here are three reasons as to why I think it would be a good move.
Tottenham are going through a transitional stage right now. The sale of Gareth Bale allowed them to splash out this summer and reinforce their squad with a wealth of new faces. Because of this, players have started missing out on first team football. Although this isn't the club's fault, nor is it AVB's, it is happening. Here are three players who I believe should be playing more football, be it at White Hart Lane or elsewhere.
Manchester City will officially hand the Premier League trophy back to their neighbours Manchester United if they lose to Tottenham on Sunday and the Reds pick up all three points in their tie with Aston Villa on Monday evening.
There's a negative atmosphere surrounding White Hart Lane at the moment, that's for sure. Knocked out of Europe and falling out of the top four and fans believe this is the beginning of the eventual capitulation between now and the end of the season. Not for Nick Harris, however, who, as Monty Python as it may sound, is instead looking on the bright side of life.
With Defoe failing to replicate his early season form and Adebayor being, well, Adebayor, it's not a shock to see Spurs linked with a host of strikers come the end of the season. But just how many will need to arrive at White Hart Lane in time for the new season? Nick Harris investigates.