Spurs start life without Bale
Tottenham Hotspur will start the post-Gareth Bale era at home to Norwich City in search of a performance that suggests they are on course for Champions League qualification. London – Tottenham Hotspur will start the post-Gareth Bale era at home to Norwich City on Saturday in search of a performance that suggests they are on course for Champions League qualification. The sale of Bale to Real Madrid for a reported fee of £86-million dominated Spurs' close season but also provided the bulk of the funding for a £110 million spending spree that saw seven new faces arrive at White Hart Lane.
Erik Lamela is in line for a first appearance at White Hart Lane following his arrival from Roma and Christian Eriksen, recruited from Ajax, is hoping to make his debut, but a third newcomer, Romania defender Vlad Chiriches, cannot play as he has yet to be granted a work permit. Lamela is unlikely to start as he only returned from international duty with Argentina on Thursday morning.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily NewsSimilar Stories