Where are they now? Tottenham’s not so magnificent seven

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In the summer of 2013, the transfer window rocked as Gareth transferred from Tottenham to Real Madrid in a deal worth around £86 million.

In the aftermath, Spurs went on a spending spree bringing in seven players, but only one remains at the club – Erik Lamela. So, where are the other six today?

Christian Eriksen

Without a doubt, Eriksen was the biggest success brought into Tottenham over that window and arguably the best signing the club have made over the last ten years.

Over 300 appearances followed for Spurs including 51 Premier League goals with Eriksen often playing the lead role from midfield.

With his contract up at Tottenham this summer, Eriksen was sold to Inter Milan this transfer window.

Roberto Soldado

Its thanks to Roberto Soldado that Harry Kane got his big break at Spurs. Brought in for £26 million from Valencia after scoring 59 goals in 101 La Liga games, Soldado was supposed to take the Premier League by storm.

It didn’t work out that way and just seven Premier League goals in 52 appearances led to Tottenham selling him to Villarreal two years later.

Now, Soldado is plying his trade at Granada.

Etienne Capoue

Defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue was brought in from Toulouse after impressing at the French outfit.

The French international struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane and left the club for Watford in 2015.

Things improved for Capoue though, who was voted Watford’s player of the season for the 2018/19 campaign and is a regular at Vicarage Road still today.  

Vlad Chiriches

During his debut season at Spurs, Vlad Chiriches played exemplary although as a backup. However, when Mauricio Pochettino took over as boss, the Romanian’s time was up as he barely got a look in.

Today, the 30-year-old is on loan at Serie A outfit Sassuolo from his parent club Napoli.


Much was expected of Paulinho when he came to the club from Brazilian giants Corinthians.

He showed flashes of brilliance and often calamity errors leaving Spurs fans frustrated.

He left Tottenham for Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande before Barcelona swooped in to take him for a season.

He performed well scoring 9 goals in 34 La Liga appearances before heading back to Guangzhou which is where he is today.

Nacer Chadli

Attacking midfielder Nacer Chadli was by no means a flop but he hardly set the world alight either after arriving from FC Twente.

88 games and 15 goals in the Premier League is not a bad return but the Belgian soon found himself at West Bromwich Albion.

An impressive season with the Baggies followed before moving to Monaco.

Today, the 30-year-old is currently on loan at Anderlecht.