AVB’s first target identified

by Matthew Harris on June 29, 2012

After Kevin and Joe left the club yesterday it seems that everyone is waiting for Sunday and an announcement that Andre Villas-Boas will be joining Spurs as our next permanent manager. Under the terms of AVB’s firing from Chelsea, he isn’t entitled to take up a new post until July 01st, at which point the press seem to think the deal will be done.

Some parts of the media have gone a stage further and have identified the player who Villas-Boas will hunt as his first signing.

Joao Moutinho is well-known to AVB having played under him at Porto and his 48 caps for Portugal have included an impressive display at Euro 2012. Prices quoted in the press however range from £25m to around £32m – the top end of the scale being far more than we may get for Luka Modric so is this a likely scalp?

In the goalscoring stakes, Moutinho is more of a Modric than a Sigurdsson but then again, that isn’t really his job.

It might seem unlikely but if proposed target Nuri Sahin stays at Real Madrid, maybe it’s true or maybe the papers are just making an assumption based on the potential appointment of Villas-Boas

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