Spurs back for Moutinho in January

by Matthew Harris on September 8, 2012

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is rumoured to be leaving on his jet plane again as he looks to go back in for Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho. The deadline day deal for the Porto player ultimately failed for conflicting reasons but it may seem as if the 25 year old remains the priority target.

Following the transfer collapse, it had been rumoured that interest from Russia would follow as the window remained open in other parts of Europe. However, this may well have been mere paper talk following the stellar transfer of Moutinho’s team mate Hulk to Zenit St Petersburg.

The key to the January transfer could be Levy’s visit where he is reported to be offering extra money on top of the £25m fee if Porto grant an exclusivity contract. That would give Tottenham first option on a player who they seem determined to bring to White Hart Lane.

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dennis September 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

hey little hen when when when

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George September 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

Raising hopes for fans ,only to disappoint us.Business as usual from Levy.

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rob thfc September 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

make it happen levy!

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rob thfc September 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

and we also want damiao

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Bcee September 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

So pleased Moutinho didn’t go to Zenit, suppose it was just Porto and the third party trying to get the most money…no good if Joao didn’t want to go though. Seems like everything had been agreed with Damiao and us too which is encouraging.

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akshayaalase September 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

MOUNTINHO—DAMIAO—NANI—MVILLA

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Bcee September 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Wham bam thank you ma’am.

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hammer September 9, 2012 at 5:58 am

get a hold of yourself…

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markyk September 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Isn’t the third party.ownership, what caused all the trouble with the transfer of tevez to wham? And the subsequent £20m that Sheff Utd won in court. If so you can see the problem this caused Levy.

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park lane boy September 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

the deal is already done already with the brazilian boy just might be a bit late in jan but take it from me the deals are done !!!

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Jurgen18 September 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

I want to believe you, but do you have any actual evidence? Or are you just hoping?
If we bring in Mouthinho AND Damiao in Jan, and let them bed in like United did years ago with evra, and Vidic, then we can really fly next season.
Won’t believe anything till i see it though, after supporting Spurs since 1984, you kind of get used to the hopes being high, but hopes being fulfilled very rarely!!

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Stu September 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

That’s funny because the fee agreed was less than £25 million and it stalled over terms for the third party image rights.

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Rich September 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

We would need to be doing well come Jan to stand a chance of making this transfer happen…..

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Bcee September 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Other affordable options – Clasie, Benat, Ganso (maybe), Dzagoev (maybe not), Biton (after a few years though), Medo (???)

Obviously AVB loves Moutinho, but hopefully he won’t be close-minded about this, as it is paramount to have that ‘metronome’ who loves dictating the tempo and getting on the ball all over the field. Of all of them I think Clasie would do the best job. Both his performances for Holland have been better than solid, and Feyenoord fans love him…they call him the ‘Dutch Xavi’…

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