Ghana Winger Keen On Spurs Move As AVB Eyes Cut-Price Deal

By on April 17, 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, Tottenham eye Christian Atsu.

Tottenham boss Andre Vilas-Boas is set to renew his interest in Christian Atsu with the Porto winger keen on a move to White Hart Lane this summer, according to the Mirror.

AVB handed Atsu his Porto debut during his time in Portugal and the report claims the Spurs boss tried to sign him last summer but was put off by his £12 million valuation.

However, the 20-year-old Ghana international will only have one year left on his current contract at the end of the season and the newspaper claims the player will refuse to sign an extension as he wants to move to the Premier League to link up with Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.

If no deal is agreed, Atsu could be available on the cheap if Porto decide to cash in this summer rather than risk losing him for a minimal fee 12 months later.

The Mirror suggest Tottenham will renew their interest with Villas-Boas keen to add to his attacking options this summer but the north Londoners may face stiff competition from Everton and Sunderland – who’re also believed to be keeping a close eye on the exciting youngster.

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Atsu has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in Portugal and has also broken into the senior Ghana national team, earning 13 caps so far. He would certainly be a welcome addition to Tottenham’s attacking options with the top-four chasing Londoners left exposed during the second half of the season following injuries to Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon.

Would Spurs fans like to see Atsu signed this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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3 Comments

  1. Glen Nicolay

    April 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

    When the final match of the season is over and Spurs are not even in the Europa League, who will want to join up with us? Fatal mistake by Levi and AVB for not buying a recognized striker when the going was good! But I’ll still root for the boys until the last whistle blows!

    • Andres

      April 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Pretty pessimistic Glen. I think we still have a (admittedly not huge) chance of CL football. I can’t see us missing a UEFA Cup position in any way. We are still quality and the 10 day break came at just the right time to re-energise the squad.

      Still, keep rooting away.

  2. victor

    April 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    If Atsu is that good potentially, and still young at abt 20 years of age, and AVB has worked with and has inside knowledge od this guy, buy him. Be a success like A M.U. modal, with suitable standbys, whenever, a good player is injured. Spurs is v good, when Bale and Lennon plays, as these two v fast wingers, can run rings and outrun defences. Look at our last few games without Bale, Lennon. Spurs lost a lot of bite. But Atsu, he is up and coming. Give Bale or Lennon, some rest, when games are fast and furious, and fixtures are tight.

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