Tottenham’s future bright even without Gareth Bale, says Ledley King

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King believes Spurs have a bright future even without talisman Gareth Bale

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Tottenham signed Roberto Soldado from Valencia this summer Photo: Tottenham Hotspur

Ledley King believes Tottenham Hotspur have a very bright future – and has backed his former club’s handling of the Gareth Bale saga.

The Wales international is widely tipped to complete a world-record £86m move to Real Madrid in the coming days after months of speculation in the summer transfer window.

Andre Villas-Boas has acted swiftly in the transfer market, signing Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela with funds set to be raised by Bale’s touted sale.

And King, who is a former Tottenham captain, reckons the north London are looking good moving forward despite Bale’s anticipated departure.

“It’s a difficult situation for everyone involved,” King told Sky Sports News.

“They’ve dealt with it well. The club always tries to deal with these things as professionally as possible. If you do lose players you have to replace them as best you can and the club have been brilliant at that.

“In the past they’ve always brought in new players and that’s what the club will continue to do if they want to compete.

“They have been brilliant in the market though. I’ve seen Paulinho in his first few games and he’s been brilliant. Soldado is a goalscorer and he knows how to find the back of the net.

“He was so calm with the penalty [against Swansea] and that was great to see. Etienne Capoue also looks brilliant. I didn’t know too much about him but I’ve been very impressed with him.

“The future for Tottenham looks very good.”

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