Spurs were on the hunt for a man to lead the line in a 4-2-3-1. Someone with the physique to hold the ball up, and the technical ability to undo even the most experienced of defensive lines. Benteke was bent on leaving following a transfer request, and the man that had hit the ground running last season for Aston Villa looked set for North London. Spurs instead opted for a poacher in Roberto Soldado, someone that has struggled to fit into AVB’s system and a deal that looks increasingly questionable.


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