White Hart Lane side chase Emirates Stadium wide-man.
TOTTENHAM incoming boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready to make an audacious move to bring Arsenal winger Theo Walcott to White Hart Lane.
The Portuguese is hoping to put his Chelsea nightmare behind him and be a success as Harry Redknapp’s surprise successor – and he already has a list of transfer targets to place his own stamp on a side which finished fourth last season.
As Sunday Express Sport revealed last week, Hoffenheim’s Gylfi Sigurdsson is ready to snub former Swansea boss Brendan
Rodgers’ £8million Liverpool offer to join Spurs as the club prepares for life without Luka Modric – wanted by Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Porto’s Portuguese international Joao Moutinho is on also on his wishlist but the shock name on it is Walcott.
AVB, 34, is a big fan and thought about taking the 23-year-old to Chelsea.
Walcott only has a year of his Emirates deal to run and could fancy a new challenge. Villas-Boas won’t flinch at trying to pull off the surprise deal.
SOURCE: Sunday Express
Andre Villa-Boas was linked with a move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott during his brief spell in charge of Chelsea but the idea that he would look to lure the England international to White Hart Lane, if he were to succeed Harry Redknapp as Tottenham boss, is seemingly very unlikely.
Clearly only a select few players have switched between the clubs and those who have done so have either gone on to be figures of hate with one set of fans, such as Sol Campbell, or were already despised by one club’s supporters long before they made the move across North London, as with Emmanuel Adebayor.
All the took this summer has centred around whether Robin Van Persie would be putting pen to paper on a new deal but the 23 year old former Southampton man is in the same boat, which has led some to believe that Arsene Wenger is either not willing to give in to any demands Walcott may or may not have made or is simply willing to sell the attacker.
It’s fair to say that Walcott is still to fulfill his potential at Arsenal and can at times be a hugely frustrating player to watch. Given that youngsters Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ryo Miyaichi are showing signs of real promise and with Andrei Arshavin and Gervinho as alternatives to fill the flank roles, perhaps Wenger is ready to listen to offers for Walcott but would the youngster really consider moving to Tottenham?
Tottenham have some good wide options of their own with Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale the first choice picks for their respective wings however Spurs do lack strength in depth in these areas.