Spurs survived after Bale was sold and are actually stronger for it in all other departments
I kind of agree, but if Spurs still had Bale now in my opinion they would have won something by now. I believe they are one star player off of being one of the top, top clubs in the league. They don't really have a weakness in the entire squad, but they also don't have that really magic player which I really think they need to move to the next and highest level, Bale would obviously fit that.
But you are right, £80m is a lot of money and if we were to get that we could follow Tottenham's lead in the way they've built thier squad.
That being said, I'm still convinced he will sign.