Tottenham Hotspur - One more big signing?

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Do Tottenham Hotspur have one more left in them?

What a summer it has been at Tottenham.

Just how good it has been can be summed up by the phrase; 'Gareth Bale? Who cares.'

It may seem disrespectful, but after the Welshman soured his legacy at the club by going on strike, his impending record-breaking move to Real Madrid has only left positive shockwaves around the club.

For Spurs have been splashing the cash and strengthening, confirming three deals within 24 hours, Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen.

It is possible Tottenham would not have bagged Eriksen had it not been for Willian's double-cross, and fans will no doubt be glad they ended up with the Dane rather than the Chelsea man, especially at almost £20 million cheaper.

Which raises the question, what will become of Willian money? Yes £11.5 million has been spent on Eriksen, but the remainder is surely still to be spent?

So do Spurs have just one more big deal left in them ahead of deadline day?

Their midfield is now almost perfect, time will take for it to gel, but the pieces in the puzzle are all there. In defence a question perhaps remains at left-back, should the club cash in on Assou-Ekotto and upgrade to a Coentrao?

Perhaps a shrewd move, but not as exciting as the possibility of adding a new striker.

Roberto Soldado is clearly a superb addition to lead the line, but do Spurs have enough to support him?

The figure regarded as enough to compete on all fronts is four; Manchester City boast Aguero, Dzeko, Negredo and Jovetic, Chelsea have Torres, Eto'o, Lukaku and Ba, and United have Van Persie, Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez.

Defoe and Adebayor are good back-ups, but Spurs are still one short. It is perhaps why they have been linked with trying to sign Chicharito from United.

One more fresh face will ease fears of 'what happens if Soldado gets injured', and allow greater options for rotation.

We do not expect Spurs to splash big money on much-rumoured target Leandro Damiao, although the way this transfer window has gone you can't rule anything out.

More likely is an exciting younger forward who can live with spending a bit of time on the bench. Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid would have been ideal. Even the prolific Jordan Rhodes in the Championship would give the club a viable fourth option.

If Spurs are to cash in on Adebayor, then a more senior forward would be required, in the Damiao mould. Options are running out of course at this late stage, but the past has proved, don't bet against Tottenham on deadline day.

Could Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini pull one last rabbit out of the hat? 

If so, who would you like to see come in?

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