Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy used every bit of his negotiation skills to the drive the transfer fee of his welsh star Gareth Bale to £94 million. Levy has stayed adamant to ensure that his club gets the most out of the deal. Real Madrid have gone all-out to seal the deal and have even offered Fabio Coentrao plus the record amount to make sure that Bale makes Santiago Bernabeu his new abode. Executives at Madrid are confident that the sale will go through smoothly.
Tottenham themselves have been on a spending spree and have hired the services of Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue ad Paulinho. Moreover, Tottenham’s manager Andre Villas-Boas has almost acquired Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian and talented Argentinean Lamela from AS Roma. Both players are going to cost Spurs around 60 million pounds. Considering the fact that Spurs have shelled out a good 120 million over this summer’s window, it is highly likely that they will sale Bale and rejuvenate their cash flow. Tottenham manager accepted the fact that if Bale stays at Spurs, they will be serious contenders for the premier league title but he felt that Spurs have signed enough players to improve as a team compared to last year and have enough strength to sustain the departure of Bale.
However, things look bleak at best for Spur’s north London neighbor Arsenal. Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has failed to sign any of his targets. Arsenal was targeting the likes of Suarez, Higuain, Rooney and Yohan Cabaye. Arsenal’s pursuit of Valencia glove man Guaita also hit a road block when Wenger’s 20 million bid was termed derisory by the bosses at Arsenal.
The contrasting performance of Villas-Boas and Arsene Wenger over the transfer window has resulted in Tottenham entering this seasons north London derby as favorites.