Spurs Dealt Blow In Pursuit Of £22m Playmaker

By on March 19, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Spurs are dealt a blow in their pursuit of Joao Moutinho.

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Tottenham’s hopes of signing Joao Moutinho this summer have been deal a blow with talkSPORT reporting that big-spending French outfit Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a swoop of their own.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas signed Moutinho from Sporting Lisbon in 2010 when he was in charge at Porto and the Portuguese international has since forged a reputation as one of the finest playmakers in Europe.

Villas-Boas became Tottenham boss last summer and was immediately linked with a move for Moutinho, and a £22m deal was reportedly close on deadline day but is believed to have collapsed due to complications over third party ownership.

talkSPORT claim the north Londoners are set to resurrect their interest at the end of the season but their hopes of luring the 26-year-old to White Hart Lane have taken a hit with big-spending Ligue 1 side PSG planning to renew their interest in the playmaker this summer and will offer him a big-money move to France.

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The report suggests the player will now demand wages in excess of £100,000-a-week, which should be well within PSG’s reach, but could be beyond Tottenham’s budget and may persuade the north Londoners to look elsewhere.

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