2013/14 Premier League Season Preview – Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham’s success this season depends on one thing – Gareth Bale (obviously). The Welsh wonder almost single handily fired Spurs to their record points tally. But with the much needed £26m striker Roberto Soldado coming in, as well as Brazilian star Paulinho, Spurs are building a squad fit for the Champions League. Soldado is exactly what Spurs have been lacking, with only Jermaine Defoe and Emanuel Adebayor registered as recognised strikers. Soldado will ease the Burden on Bale, Sandro is back from injury and Lewis Holtby has settled in, meaning this Spurs team could be the one that finally topples Arsenal.

Key Player: Gareth Bale. If he stays, Spurs will definitely finish in the top 4, if not the top 3. If he goes, it won’t be that simple. Having scored 32% of Spurs’ goals last season, Bale will relish the arrival of Roberto Soldado, who will look to ease the burden on the Welshman.

One to Watch: Aaron Lennon. With 3 goals and 5 assists last season, Lennon wasn’t anywhere near as effective as Bale; however without him the team looked unbalanced. Although 26, he still has time to get an end product in to his game and maybe forcing his way back in to the England squad. If Bale leaves, and with a World Cup around the corner, there’s no better time for Lennon to step up.

Prediction: 4th

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