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What happened to Tottenham’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ that signed Bale in 2013, including Soldado and Paulinho?

In 2013, Spurs were forced to blow up their squad following the world record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

The Welshman had scored 26 goals in the previous campaign, edging out various individual Premier League accolades ahead of the likes of Luis Suarez and Player Eden Hazard.

Spurs recruited 'Magnificent Seven' in the summer of 2013

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Spurs recruited ‘Magnificent Seven’ in the summer of 2013
Gareth Bale made his Real Madrid debut in September 2013

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Gareth Bale made his Real Madrid debut in September 2013Credit: AFP

But there is a problem – Tottenham missed out on Champions League spot by one point.

Daniel Levy is optimistic he can keep his star fortune, but Real Madrid accentuate their charm and it soon becomes a matter of when, not if.

So Spurs got busy, signing seven new players for more than £100m – when the line went, they ‘sold Elvis and signed the Beatles’.

But while Bale Having won four Champions Leagues with Madrid, Spurs’ new signings are producing contrasting performances.

So let’s see what became of the ‘Magnificent Seven’.

ROBERTO SOLDADO – £26 million

Spurs think they've got a top scorer in Soldado

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Spurs think they’ve got a top scorer in SoldadoCredit: Action Image – Reuters
Soldado, 36, recently joined Levante from LaLiga rivals Granada

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Soldado, 36, recently joined Levante from LaLiga rivals GranadaCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS

The Spaniard Soldado is perhaps the most interesting of the acquisitions, as he arrived from Valencia for £26m, has just played in the Confederations Cup and scored 24 goals in LaLiga.

Despite his lack of effort, his time at White Hart Lane was a disaster, however, he only scored seven goals in 52 games. Premier League appearances – with five of them coming from penalties.

Levy managed to withdraw £10m from Villarreal for his services in 2015, and since then he has played for Fenerbahce and Granada.

Now 36 years old, he has joined top Spanish side Levante on a two-year contract after scoring nine goals in 29 appearances last season.

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PAULINHO – 17 million pounds

The Brazilian has struggled to make an impact at Spurs

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The Brazilian has struggled to make an impact at SpursCredit: Getty – Contributor
Paulinho, who has just joined Al-Ahli on the Saudi side, has had success at Guangzhou Evergrande

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Paulinho, who has just joined Al-Ahli on the Saudi side, has had success at Guangzhou EvergrandeCredit: AFP or licensors

Another came after a stellar Confederations Cup, Spurs fans thought they were getting the ‘Brazilian’ Frank Lampard‘when Paulinho arrived at N17.

Initial performances were steady, with the late-heel winner at Cardiff having suffered from traveling supporters.

Things went downhill quickly, however, with Paulinho being shown a red card in Andre Villas-Boas’ final game, before becoming a nervous scrap nearly unable to complete a five-yard pass into the end of the game.

He was offered a career lifeline by Chinese Super League giant Guangzhou Evergrande, where he became a huge star – through a very strange, if not entirely unsuccessful, year. public at Barcelona.

Paulinho, 33, was linked with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli but has now signed with Corinthians.

VLAD CHIRICHES – £8 million

The Romanian has struggled to cut down on his mistakes at Tottenham

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The Romanian has struggled to cut down on his mistakes at TottenhamCredit: Bradley Ormesher – The Sun
A scarier-looking Chiriches is now on the field for Sassuolo in Serie A

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A scarier-looking Chiriches is now on the field for Sassuolo in Serie ACredit: Reuters

Fans were excited by the arrival of Chiriches, as they thought they had unearthed a hidden gem from Steaua Bucharest, with a penchant for playing the ball from behind.

And while he is very laid back, that is often detrimental to the team as a whole, as his casual style tends to give opponents easy goals while also leaving the hearts of fans behind. .

Like Soldado and Paulinho, Chiriches spent two seasons at Lane, before being transferred to Napoli.

The Romanian made just 48 appearances in four seasons at San Paulo, before joining Sassuolo on loan two years ago – before making it permanent for just £10m last summer .

NACER CHADLI – £7 million

Chadli became a useful player during his three years at Spurs

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Chadli became a useful player during his three years at SpursCredit: News Group Newspaper Ltd

In one of the more successful acquisitions of that summer, Chadli became a favorite at Spurs despite a rocky start.

The Belgian joined FC Twente, having scored against Tottenham at home and away during the 2010-11 Champions League campaign.

But it was not until his second season that he really shined, scoring 13 goals like Mauricio Pochettino began to change the fortunes of the club.

He left for West Brom in 2017, eventually joining Istanbul Basaksehir last summer, playing for Monaco and Anderlecht.

ETIENNE CAPOUE – £9 million

Etienne Capoue struggles to make a big impact at Spurs

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Etienne Capoue has struggled to make a big impact at SpursCredit: PA: Empics Sport
Capoue helped Villarreal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final in May

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Capoue helped Villarreal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final in MayCredit: Getty – Pool

Neither terrible nor memorable, Capoue is possibly the most forgettable of the seven.

With Sandro on the decline due to a knee injury, Capoue initially seemed the perfect cushion for Mousa Dembele to take his place.

But the Frenchman fell out of favor despite steady performances, despite being hanged after a few poor performances as a makeshift centre-back.

He lasted a season after Pochettino’s arrival in 2014, before joining Watford.

Capoue has done 11 outings in Championship in the first half of the 2020-21 season, before signing for Villarreal in January.

And his impact was immediate as he helped the Spanish side beat Manchester United in the Europa League final – the first major title in the club’s history.

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 11 million pounds

Eriksen was a popular figure at Tottenham for over six seasons

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Eriksen was a popular figure at Tottenham for over six seasonsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Denmark international Eriksen linked with Inter Milan in January 2020

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Denmark international Eriksen linked with Inter Milan in January 2020Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Without a doubt, the most successful acquisition of that summer, Christian Eriksen was an outstanding, integral member of the team for six years, before finally Departure to Inter Milan in January 2020.

A £11m bargain, the Dane has peered into the cracks in Tim Sherwood’s reign, scoring a brilliant goal or a moment of genius again and again that got the team out of trouble.

He then became the heartbeat of Pochettino’s side, so much so that they struggled to adapt whenever he was absent.

Eriksen admitted his desire to ‘try something new’ after losing the 2019 Champions League final and joining Inter six months later.

This player helped Inter win the Serie A title last season, but His playing career balanced after he suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

He has recently been training with former Danish side Odense Boldklub as he continues to recover.

ERIK LAMELA – £30 million

Lamela joins Spurs just two days before Bale move to Madrid is confirmed

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Lamela joins Spurs just two days before Bale move to Madrid is confirmedCredit: Action Image – Reuters

Erik Lamela has become the last of the ‘Seven Great Heroes’ to leave North London.

The 29-year-old Argentinian Lamela has indeed had a strange start to the season at Spurs, starting just three games in his first season before disappearing back into his homeland following a back injury early in the campaign. period of Tim Sherwood.

He returned after the arrival of compatriot Pochettino, struggling for a starting place before a troublesome hip injury in October 2016 kept him out for 13 months.

Lamela is once again recovering and back in action – hit the mark with 255 appearances before joining Sevilla in a swap deal with Bryan Gil going in the opposite direction.

His most memorable moment will be his ‘rabona’ strike in a 1-2 loss to Arsenal in March, with His strike won the Premier League Goal of the Season award.

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