Porto players ‘too expensive’ for Spurs

by Matthew Harris on August 17, 2012

Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho was under the spotlight yesterday and the player himself wasn’t exactly ruling out a move to Spurs as a replacement for Luka Modric.

However, his former manager in Portugal, current Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas feels that Porto continually overprice their players and that any deal seems remote.

“I have experience of Porto and it is a club that sells good products but they are expensive. It has been like that with numerous amounts of players and that is why it is very difficult,” AVB said.

Speaking about Moutinho specifically, Villas-Boas claimed that any deal would be ‘difficult’.

“It will be very difficult to sign him,” he added.

Speaking at the same press conference, the head coach also seemed to rule out a bid for Yann M’Vila.

“He is an interesting player, but I don’t think he will join Tottenham,” Villas-Boas said. “The player is a player of defensive characteristics.

“We had initial interest in M’Vila but we have moved on from that one and are now looking for a more creative player.”

On the face of it, two more targets have been ruled out so just who, if anybody, will come in before the end of the transfer window?

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