During his first spell at Tottenham, Gareth Bale became one of the best players in the world. Replacing him was always going to be nigh-on impossible for Spurs. So, rather than try to substitute him with one world-class, high-cost player, Tottenham reinvested the £85million Real Madrid paid for Bale to sign not one but seven new players. Nine years later, they’ve all left the club.
Soldado was signed for £26million on the back of an excellent season for Valencia, scoring 30 goals in 46 appearances for the Spanish side in 2012-13. However, the striker failed to hit the same heights in the Premier League and also suffered from the emergence of Harry Kane. Continue reading WHERE ARE THEY NOW? TOTTENHAM’S SOME GARETH BALE REPLACEMENTS FROM 2013