While it’s still hard to sort the real stories from the gossip, most of the players mentioned in connection with a move to White Hart Lane would be welcomed by fans into the club. There are exceptions however, and it was particularly worrying to see Charlie Adam’s odds shorten to 6/4 on a move from Liverpool.
Given this history between Adam and Gareth Bale, such a transfer would seem a remote possibility but an approach to Manchester United with a view to taking either Nani or Anderson – or maybe even both – is gathering momentum.
The two players arrived from Portugal in 2007 – Nani from Sporting Lisbon and Anderson from Porto and while one has been sporadically effective in a red shirt, the other has been largely disappointing.
It’s thought that both players could be available for sale before the transfer window is closed but could Andre Villas-Boas help to get the consistent best out of either man?