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Moutinho & Eriksen Among Targets As AVB Eyes £20m Spending Spree

Tottenham Hotspur 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

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.

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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.

Who would you like to see come to White Hart Lane in January? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Lee

    November 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Damn right he needs more money, when avb signed mata i dont remember chelsea having to wheel and deal and then decide hes not going to be a massive profit in the future. And now look at mata now. He is class and wish avb had brought him to tottenham instead. I have faith in avb, people moaning need to sort themselves out as weve had lots of injuries and lacking players- down to levy not avb. I hope avb can get a respectful position as i would like to see him next year, after another two transfer windows. Come on you spurs!

  2. George

    November 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

    For the love of God,get this c8nt out the club now.

  3. gary Fox

    November 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Could someone explain how AVB was ‘disastrous’ at Chelsea? This time last year they had MORE points than they have now, were atill in Champions League and had signed Mata, their key player for the last year. Then the form dipped after the Terry racism row and the older players effectively went on strike because their mates got dropped. Is that down to AVB? Look whats happened to that lucky sod de Matteo – I guess his record is ‘disastrous’ too!!!!

    No club announces their transfer budget so £20m is a total fiction – if we said it was £50m, guess what we’d be told the prices were for our targets? We are clearly going to buy and with key players like Parker, Benny, Dembele and Kaboul coming back from injury we will then really be able to judge how good or bad AVB is. Till then, we have to give him benefit of the doubtas he’s working with a squad substantially short of the quality that Harry had last year (the injured players plus Modric, King and VDV – 7 first-teamers who made up the backbone of the side).

  4. James

    November 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Spurs should go for broke. Secure the transfer of moutinho, then as a wild shot maybe try and get suarez! Although his antics are not the best he is quality, maybe offer some kind of player plus cash deal involving sigurdson or dempsey maybe, then get suarez playing behind defoe and were sorted.

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