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Moutinho & Eriksen Among Targets As AVB Eyes £20m Spending Spree
Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Tottenham draw up a short list of targets ahead of January spending spree.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will have £20m to spend when the transfer window re-opens as he bids to revive their hopes of a top-four finish, according to the Daily Mail.
The north Londoners have dropped to eight in the league after losing four of their last five games, including defeats to Chelsea and Arsenal, to leave them six points off fourth-placed West Brom.
The results have lead to increasing pressure on boss Villas-Boas, who was regarded as a somewhat controversial choice to take over from Harry Redknapp in the summer after his disastrous stint as Chelsea boss last season.
However, Chairman Daniel Levy has acknowledged the squad needs strengthening and will keep faith with the Portuguese boss by handing him a significant transfer kitty when the transfer window re-opens.
The Mail claims AVB will have £20m to spend as he looks to buy a new left back, attacking midfielder and a striker and has drawn up a short list that includes Willian, Miralem Pjanic, Christian Eriksen, Alex Dzagoev and Joao Moutinho.
Tottenham have already instructed agents to begin working on trying to secure deals for their top targets and they will also try and raise further funds by selling fringe players, with Michael Dawson among those likely to be sold.
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If the Mail’s report is accurate and AVB wants to sign three players including the likes of Willian and Moutinho, he’s going to need more than £20m! Those two players are valued at more than £20m alone, so Levy is going to have to use all of his negotiating skills to sign the player’s AVB wants with the money available.
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