So AVB is back and talking to the press and having dismissed talk of a move to PSG, the boss spoke about one of our alleged transfer targets. Brazilian international Bernard has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane for a couple of weeks now and last week the player’s agent suggested that Spurs were the only name in the frame.
“Dortmund have not submitted a proposal and Tottenham are the only contenders,” Hissa Moyses told reporters.
Speaking to the media however, Andre has played down this suggestion.
“Bernard’s a player that we monitor like many others, but I think Tottenham will do nothing regarding them,” Villas-Boas confirmed.
The 20 year old had been one of the better prospects to be linked this summer but as AVB spoke, the midfielder was claiming interest from Porto who are looking to replace former Spurs target Joao Moutinho.
“When I hear of FC Porto, the first name that comes to mind is Hulk, who triumphed in this club,” Bernard is quoted as saying.
“We focus here on the national team but he (Hissa Moyses) often talks to me about this wonderful club. He told me to take my time, but this club is all made to feel at ease.”
It seems that the player’s agent is talking up many teams while talking up his client in virtually the same breath. Rumours may persist but Andre’s comments suggest it’s time to move on.