Tottenham supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are preparing to see Gareth Bale depart to Real Madrid and discussion has already turned to how Spurs should replace the Welsh star and what Andre Villas-Boas’ side still needs ahead of the new campaign.
The White Hart Lane club could now move for Roma pair Erik Lamela and Miralem Pjanic using the funds from Bale’s proposed move to Madrid reports the Express.
Yesterday, reports suggested that a world record bid of £105 million had been agreed for the former Southampton player and now Spurs have already starting looking for top quality replacements.
Sources in Italy now suggest that Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini could raid his former club Roma to pursue highly talented pair Pjanic and Lamela as they look to strengthen a Bale-less Spurs side.
Baldini has been tracking the duo since his summer arrival at White Hart Lane and Bale’s expected departure could see a bid in excess of £40 million being made to land the talented attackers this summer.
Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly been keeping track of the pair at the Stadio Olimpico and that could see a £44 million bid being made to land the starlets this summer.
Lamela, an attacker who is valued at around £32 million by the Italian club and Pjanic, a Bosnian international midfielder who may be available for around £13 million, could now make the move to North London as part of Villas-Boas’ new look Spurs side.