£80m? £100m? Why Gareth Bale is priceless for Tottenham Hotspur

Football Spirals

On the face of it, very little will change at Tottenham Hotspur if Gareth Bale is sold this summer. They will still be a Premier League side capable of challenging for a Champions League place, and given that they have already signed Paulinho and Nacer Chadli, with Roberto Soldado presumed to be on the way, they will arguably have as good a side as last season even before spending any profits from the Bale deal.

With that in mind, there are plenty of people suggesting that they should take Real Madrid’s money and run, with several names already mentioned as possible replacements for Bale.

However this completely misses the point of the whole affair, which is that this summer was to be Spurs’ chance to not just tread water in the Premier League, but to assemble their best side in a generation in the hope of establishing themselves at the top…

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