AVB wants to add to his attacking options
Andre Villas Boas is considering his attacking options after a permanent move for Emmanuel Adebayor appears to have stalled.
Adebayor was impressive for Spurs last season, scoring 17 goals and the club had agreed terms with Manchester City.
However, the Togo international was apparently asking for more money than what Tottenham were able to afford, meaning the deal hit a bit of a stumbling block.
Now, Villas Boas may have to dip into the transfer market to find another striker as at the moment, Jermain Defoe is the only player with plenty of Premier League experience.
The Portuguese boss does want to use Defoe this season though and give him more first-team opportunities that he did in the previous campaign.
Villas Boas said: “Obviously there was an interest in Ade but we have a need first for Jermain to get back from his personal tragedy for the team to have further options in the striker position,” said Villas-Boas.
“We are still building a team. The team can improve and we are looking to improve it.
“This is obviously not the final product and as we go through August we have to get the right perspective as to where we can improve and where we will arrive.”
Spurs have recently been linked with Andy Carroll, whose future at Liverpool seems up in the air. However, Carroll is set to only leave Merseyside if he is able to return to Newcastle.
Then there is the highly-rated Marseille forward Loic Remy who has been on the clubs radar for some time.
It seems that the North London side do still want to bring Adebayor to White Hart Lane but they will need to try an force him to take a wage cut.
It is certainly exciting times at Spurs and they are sure to bring plenty of new faces as they look to finish in the top four yet again.
By Tom Rooney