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Paulinho’s arrival poses difficult decisions for AVB

Paulinho after scoring versus Uruguay

The number of midfield options available to Villas-Boas has improved significantly after the signing of Paulinho. However, it also poses new dilemmas.

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A case for Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll in training

It’s clear for all to see that Spurs have been lacking a creative spark in midfield this season. We have a talented young playmaker coming up through the ranks in Tom Carroll, but many Spurs fans still seem unconvinced he is ready for the big time.

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Spurs win the race for Holtby

Lewis Holtby

Tottenham Hotspur have managed to win the race for the services of Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby.

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The Window: Midfielders – Checking the wings before takeoff

Forrest, Shaqiri, Hoilett, Reus, Marin, Cuenca

When people would ask me if we are short of midfielders my initial reaction would be: “Absolutely not. We’re loaded with midfielders!” But if you look beyond the nucleus of midfielders there’s a significant imbalance in the midfield options on hand. Clearly we need better wingers to provide both cover and (to some extent) competition to the current wingers. Another thing we lack is a playmaker that can come on either due to injury woes or to change the game. In this episode of “The Window” we will cover some exciting midfield prospects.

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