largegarlic wrote:This was the first time I saw Spurs play this season, and it seems (at least for today) that they'll miss Bale immensely. It would still be crazy to turn down that transfer fee, but there didn't seem to be anyone on Spurs capable of making some incisive offensive movement happen (either by dribbling or passing). All of the new Spurs players look solid enough, and they have fantastic depth now, especially in the midfield, but Soldado was stranded for the most part with no one like Cazorla (who can break down the defense with his passing) or Walcott (who can beat people on the dribble) playing underneath him.
If I were Spurs, I'd try to get Mata or Kagawa, as they're clearly not in the plans of their current teams.
Agree with a lot of this. Soldado is a quality finisher but he is not going to create goals on his own. It's funny that for all the money Sp*rs have spent they haven't brought in a CAM. Kagawa is just weird. Definitely misused and underused by Utd. There's a great quote from Klopp where he said something along the lines of he wept when he found out Kagawa was being played on the wing.