As Tottenham fans wake up to the reality of missing out on Spain’s record top goalscorer, all may not be lost in the race to find that striking sensation. David Villa’s impending move to Athletico Madrid may in fact spur the Premier League outfit into chasing a number of other targets.

The early capture of Paulinho for a reported £17million has signalled the intent of the North London club and while they may not be able to offer Champions League football next year, Levy has already aired his financial ambitions.

As Spurs look to remedy their previously misfiring strikeforce, it would not be surprising to see their transfer record smashed again. Enticing a world-class frontman to White Hart Lane could prove to be the keystone in the North London club’s push back to the summit of European football.

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