One of the highlights of yesterday’s win over Reading was a second league goal of the season for Emmanuel Adebayor who celebrated the strike by not getting sent off shortly afterwards. After the game, Andre Villas-Boas spoke at length with regard to the striker and firstly underlined how important the goal was.

“It was important for him today to score,” AVB said. “He had a couple of situations recently against Sunderland and Villa, it was important for him to get back into the goals. Strikers live off goals.”

Following on from those comments, attention turned to the African Cup of Nations and Andre admitted that he wasn’t aware of Ade’s intentions with regard to linking up with Togo for the tournament.

‘It’s a vulnerable situation, anything can happen,’’ he added. ‘‘I’ve told you the player can still go, I understand it is still a possibility.

‘‘It was always his choice, I’m not going to put pressure on him. We’ve left it to player to decide. If the player wants to go, we respect the African Nations Cup.’’

If the striker does depart, then it will leave Tottenham looking pretty thin up front for the length of the tournament. Andre has claimed that this will be a quiet month in terms of arrivals but could this set of circumstances force a striker purchase in January?

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  1. The uncertainty over Adebayor and the ACN shouldn’t distract from the fact that we need another striker anyway.
    Llorente bid please

  2. akshayaalase – happy new year to you too!

    Llorente bid won’t happen, even if it did, he would chose a team already in champions league over us. If we get top 4 this year, then I say we would have more chance of getting him for free in the summer.
    Sneijder won’t happen, anyone that thinks otherwise is mental, same with david Villa – both too old without any re-sale value, Levy WILL NOT do it

    2 players I think we want, and could get, would be Willian and Damiao, though I don’t see either of them coming in during this window, summer maybe, but not yet.

    I don’t think we’ll sign anyone this Jan, if Ade goes, we may get a striker none of us have heard of in on loan, but I think this will be a very quiet window for the Spurs.

    Is everyone behind AVB now? We are starting to look really good

    • Damiao is always a January transfer option as it coincides with the end of the Brazilian season. Inter aren’t in the Copa Libertadores for the first time while we’ve tracked him, so it would be an ideal time. Personally think we should poach Iago Aspas for £8 million from Celta Vigo. Cracking player.

  3. IF Spurs had a top class striker, of the calibre of Van Persie, Suarez of even Berbatov then we could really go places – even be involved in the title race next year if we keep Bale, keep everyone fit and add some creativity to central midfield. Spurs dominated yesterdays game but could easily have drawn 2-2, Man Utd had a similar dominance against Wigan and easily won 4-0 – because they have clinical finishers in Hernandez and Van Persie.
    If we are to move on to the next level a world class finisher is a must.
    COYS

  4. Tony – totally agree but didn’t u realise that last summer?! Ur mate levy will not spend 20-30 mil on one striker that’s why he signed adebayor because HE IS what levy got as the top striker we’ve needed to take the next step. Let’s not get caught up with all the window bullshit because we don’t REALLY need to sign any players til the summer, sigurdsson could come in and have 8 or 10 games like he did for swansea last season and win us points on his own. To improve what we have would be 20+ players and only one or two at that so let’s crack on and strengthen in the summer

  5. Disagree baz, neither sig nor Dempsey have worked out and are not good enough for the number ten role. They are both good squad players . Our weakest area at the moment is up front. Both forward players do not work together. No combination play between them at all. Either AVB gets them sorted or we drop one and buy an number ten. Willian in the hole would bring us to a new level and is a requirement if you consider than no top 4 spot this year and we lose our best player for sure.

    • Or Jovetic, who would be about the same price as Willian? Can also definitely fill in up front if need be. Really diverse, and has the pedigree of a top league where the defences are infamously hard to break down. I know AVB loves Willian, but Jovetic is slightly younger and really is a top all rounder.

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