Tottenham’s signing of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho should set the trend for the rest of the summer. As next season progresses, Tottenham, and the rest of Europe, will see just how well they did to land the midfielder ahead of other clubs said to be chasing his signature.

But that isn’t enough for Spurs. The club may have offered Andre Villas-Boas the options to revert to his trusted 4-3-3 formation, but other areas of the attack need addressing. Both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor are said to be heading for the exit door and reinforcements will be needed.

Due to the likelihood that this is Gareth Bale’s last season with the club, Spurs will need to make the most of what they have and offer the Welshman and the manager all the tools to achieve Champions League football and set up a healthy transition following the flying winger’s sale.

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