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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eastendspur August 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I think Moutinho is still AVBs No1 target. Its all part of the haggling process. I wouldnt be at all surprised to see JM replace LM by the end of the transer window. Just need to wriggle the price down a few more million.

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akshayaalase August 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

TOTTENHAM HOTSPURE SUMMER TRANSFER ——SELL—NAUGHTON–BASSONG—JENAS—BENTLAY—G.SANTOS—MODRIC——-BUY IN——-1.GK–LLORIS OR CESAR OR MANDANA 2.RB–LB—VAN DAE WIEL—-CISIKHO OR A.PEREIRA 3.M VILLA & SAHIN (LOAN) & ETHIAN CAPOUE 4. WING–HULK OR WALLCOT OR RAMIRAIZ 5.ST–LLORIENTE OR JOVATIC OR DAMIAO OR HUNTLLER OR CAROLL (LOAN) 6.ST–NINANG OR ROSSI OR ADABAYOR OR STURRIDGE

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Top Dog August 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Levy is a tight arsed muppet. LEVY OUT

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Istillluvking August 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Jesus Top Dog. Get a life.
I myself am getting a bit nervous about the lack of strikers.
But to shout for Mr. Levy’s head. That is just absurd.
We are a very well run club financially. And this will be very important with the new FIFA regulations being implemented in 2014. Tottenham Hotspur is a profitable football club. Find another in the top 10 in the PL or a top 4 club in any other decent league.
In Levy we trust. But we need Ade+1.
Can’t wait for Saturday. I am going to a wedding. But thank god for modern technology.

COYS

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JC August 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

How much of your money have you invested in the club Top Dog? How much did previous owners invest in spurs? Stupid short sighted comment. ENIC and Levy are funding a new stadium. Get with the programme. [That said if we don't buy 2 strikers - even 'just' mid-table decent ones, then they have dropped the ball a bit IMO]

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Joe August 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

He cnt b that tight and we must have money 2 spend since we had a 25m bid rejected 4 salcido

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maximus August 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

its soldado

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Joe August 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Lol thats the 1

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