I don't follow Serie A, but did Roma add a bunch of players this window?
Tottenham's success is directly correlated with all of the players that came in with the Bale money.
We brought in a handful of players in positions of need that have all been difference makers so far. There's the brief list in the OP of this thread.
Most of Roma's improvement has been the difference Rudi Garcia has made as manager. We've performed a well below our potential for the quality on the roster for 3 seasons and mainly due to turnovers at manager where every new manager had a rigid system.
If I were a Spurs fan, I'd be happy to get Lamela. Like I said, I would have loved it if Roma had the money to keep him as a spot starter/sub and give him more time to develop.
The problem is that he's really raw in terms of reading the game. Replacing him with 2 more mentally mature/attuned players has made a huge difference but it hardly means he won't blossom into a superstar in time.
The haul Tottenham got for Bale was amazing. He's a good player but not nearly that good. That deal may go down as one of the most legendarily lopsided deals in history.
This post was edited on 10/1 at 12:47 am