The newspapers are full of reports claiming that Daniel Levy is set to back the ‘under fire’ Andre Villas-Boas by providing a £20m transfer fund ahead of the January transfer window. In turn, that has sparked a host of new rumours, linking players with a move to White Hart Lane.
Some of them are old, familiar faces like Porto’s Joao Moutinho, who reportedly came agonisingly close to putting pen to Tottenham headed notepaper at the end of August. Others are players that have disappeared for a while only to come back into the frame such as Ajax’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.
All across the internet, short lists are currently being drawn up that include the likes of Moutinho, Eriksen, Dzagoev, Pjanic and Willian. Not to mention the need for an, as yet unidentified left back.
A £20m fund has caused big news but it’s not enough to buy Moutinho on his own. Maybe there will be some additional sales and maybe there’s an existing pot but does it all point to a quiet January at the club?