Andre Villas-Boas’ arrival at Zenit St Petersburg was bound to spark a series of rumours linking him with current Spurs players. Several names have been mentioned but the one that crops up more than most is that of Brazilian international Paulinho.
How anyone would know AVB’s thoughts after this sudden appointment is anyone’s guess although an ‘insider’ is quoted as saying.
“Paulinho was one of the few new players AVB was happy with this season. I think there was always a chance he would look to sign him again at his next club.”
Losing Paulinho would spark a mixed reaction among Tottenham fans but there would be little in the way of divided opinion if we were to lose Kyle Naughton. Brought to White Hart Lane along with Kyle Walker, Naughton has alternated between the left back and right back slots but has rarely looked comfortable in either. It’s thought that Norwich and West Ham are in the frame in a deal that would keep the player in the Premiership and that is likely to suit all parties.