Andre Villas-Boas has already suggested that he won’t be adding to the Spurs squad in January but if he has to make just one signing, it could well be the former Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho. The Portuguese international almost signed for the club at the end of August and while AVB insisted that there was nothing in his attendance at Porto’s Champions League game this weekend, Moutinho must have been a focus of his attention.
“Whenever Porto are close to the place where I am, I go see them,” said Villas-Boas after the match.
“I went to see them last season against Manchester City and took the opportunity to go and see them again against PSG.”
AVB could be completely right – he met Hulk back in the summer and that led to a host of rumours – but basic logic suggests that Spurs would go back in. They just failed to sign Moutinho in the summer and why would the midfielder not be able to strengthen the squad this time around?