A critical look at the new arrivals brought in by Tottenham during this summer’s transfer window.
It was always going to be an interesting summer down at White Hart Lane, with Gareth Bale looking certain for the entire summer to be heading to Real Madrid in a world-record move. Although Bale’s transfer wasn’t confirmed until late on, Tottenham certainly enjoyed the benefits of his £85m fee as they set about rebuilding their entire squad with some top class additions. New players will always take a bit of time to settle, and of course Bale’s influence will be missed, but there’s plenty for the club’s fans to be positive about with some of the players Spurs were able to attract this summer.
Paulinho was the first major piece of business by Tottenham this summer, joining for £17m on the back of a highly impressive tournament with Brazil at the Confederations Cup, where he scored two goals for his country. The 25-year-old is a box-to-box midfielder capable of adding quality to this Spurs side in a variety of departments. His work-rate will be helpful in protecting the side’s defence, and he will also be able to provide some quality going forward with his range of passing and ability to get into the box and score a goal.
A player too good for the Brazilian league, Spurs did well to snap him up before another top club did. 7/10.