Spurs continue to be linked with a new centre forward as Dimitar Berbatov is just the latest name to be touted for a January switch to White Hart Lane. Back in November however, as Andre Villas-Boas was doubtlessly pondering whether to drop Roberto Soldado to the bench, the manager claimed that no new arrivals were necessary.
Talking to the press over the weekend, AVB seemed to back up that opinion with a small caveat concerning the question of Jermain Defoe’s future.
“We have three great strikers and it’s a question of a choice and strategy,” Villas-Boas told the Telegraph. “Jermain has been doing well so he deserves his place. It was a great performance from him. I cannot stop speculation coming, but I am extremely happy with Defoe.
“People can link him to other clubs, we can’t stop that. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to accept any offer and I think he knows he is better staying in the Premier League for his England chances.”
Jermain also looked to distance himself from the rumours.
“I’ve heard links with Toronto and West Ham and as we get close to the transfer window you are going to get speculation,” he said.
“It’s out of your hands, sometimes you end up leaving a club where you want to stay and sometimes you get in the team of a club you think you are leaving, you end up playing well and stay.”
So both parties seem happy and while we speculate over Berbatov and others, the most likely option is that Soldado, Defoe and Adebayor will continue as the only three senior strikers until the end of the campaign.