It would be fair to say that most Spurs fans are feeling quite underwhelmed at the lack of transfer activity at White Hart Lane this summer, with just two players arriving through recent months. However, Andre Villas-Boas has given some words of optimism, with the Spurs manager claiming that a new striker could arrive at the club later this week.
The fact that the club had just one senior striker available for the opening game of the season has probably prompted such action, with Tottenham clearly struggling in front of goal in their 2-1 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday evening. Following that loss, Villas-Boas has been quick to tell supporters that the squad should be strengthened in the near future.
Speaking to the media, AVB said, “We are obviously looking to strengthen the squad. We have to be very careful with the market still open. We are looking for a striker and maybe we can do it this week. If that is the case it will improve the quality of the team. It’s not for a lack of trying that we haven’t bought somebody else, hopefully we will try and conclude a deal this week.”
Following on from such comments, the rumour mill has certainly been in full flow. Many newspapers have suggested that the club have returned to lure Emmanuel Adebayor away from Manchester City, with club chiefs desperate to try and persuade the Togolese striker that his future lies at White Hart Late. Spurs initially hit a stumbling block over the player’s wage demands but with the striker situation clearly desperate, it looks as though the club could compromise on their original offer.
Of course, there have been other strikers linked with Spurs this summer and Villas-Boas could even be looking to conclude deals for former targets Leandro Damiao and Roberto Soldado.