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Tottenham transfer review: Bale-d out by Baldini?

Tottenham had one of the most active transfer windows in recent years, both for ins and outs at the club.

Gareth Bale’s protracted transfer to Real Madrid was finally completed in Sunday evening and he was presented to the Bernabeu crowd on transfer deadline day.

We all knew he was joining Madrid but it was just a matter of when the announcement would be made. Spurs had got on with their transfer business quickly, making sure they had the replacements in before Bale had left.

Because of this early business it was a relatively quiet transfer deadline day as the only movement was out of the club, Benoit Assou Ekotto and Tom Carroll joined Harry Redknapp’s QPR on season long loans.

There was some talk of Hulk joining the Tottenham influx from Zenit St Petersburg but he club were put off by a £10m a season loan fee.

It must be said that Tottenham have bought well in this transfer market, they realised early on that they had to cover the loss of their best player, Gareth Bale.

Bringing in the likes of Paulinho, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado will no doubt see them push hard for a top four spot. Andre Villas Boas will be wary that his side might take time to settle in together, a lot of new faces in the squad may mean AVB will need a handful of games to work out what the best system is for them.

More of a worry will be scoring Tottenham haven’t scored from open play so far this season, just two Soldado penalties.

Spurs fans can be happy that they now have a squad that is quite possibly stronger than that in which Gareth Bale was apart of last season.

This could have been a very negative window for Spurs but Daniel Levy, Franco Baldini and Andre Villas Boas have turned it into a positive with their player recruitment.

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