Villas-Boas and Tottenham Eye Brazilian Playmaker as Spending Continues
Tottenham have long been in the shadows of Arsenal, but they are finally looking to break away from the shackles. This season could be key for the club, who are yet to finish above Arsenal since 1995. They have spent in excess of £50 million bringing in several players like Roberto Soldado and Paulinho.
This strengthens key areas of the team, and if they manage to keep Gareth Bale, Villas-Boas will have a great team of his hands. A summer expenditure of £60 million is new to Tottenham fans, but the club are not yet finished with their transfer business according to Villas-Boas.
Willian da Silva
"We haven't finished. We have obviously already had some activity in the market, but we are a looking further. There is a possibility.
"He [Willian] is a player that I appreciate, but a player that belongs to Anzhi and I will respect them," said Villas-Boas to Sky Sports.
Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder Willian has been linked with heavily with Tottenham. He was initially a Liverpool target, but it is reported that Tottenham have moved ahead in the race to sign the Brazilian. Anzhi Makhachkala could be on a selling spree in the next two weeks with Willian expected to be one of the big names to depart from the club.
He could cost around £30 million, and spending this money will certainly strengthen them to the point of making them as the favourites for the fourth position. This is especially true in the case of Arsenal's current problems in the transfer window.
Despite fielding £60 million worth of this new talent against Crystal Palace, it required a penalty to get three points for Villas-Boas and his men.
The Portuguese has confirmed that the transfer business is not yet over for Tottenham, but he refused to comment on Willian.
Despite Real Madrid suggesting that an £85 million move for Bale appears unlikely, this sudden spending spree from Tottenham suggests otherwise. In the past, they have been guilty of selling the star names without bringing in replacements. Chairman Daniel Levy could have learnt from his mistakes. Hence, the possibility of Bale leaving Tottenham still persists.