Portuguese to be rewarded for good form with massive January kitty.
Andre Villas-Boas is set to rewarded for his excellent start to life at Tottenham with a massive transfer kitty to strengthen his squad in January, reports the London Evening Standard.
The Portuguese has guided Spurs to four straight league wins, including a stunning 3-2 victory against Man United, Spurs first win at Old Trafford since 1989, and Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day of the season.
It is understood that Villas-Boas’ top-target, Joao Moutinho, may be out of reach but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is still ready to land Shakhtar winger Willian, Christian Eriksen, the coveted Ajax playmaker, and Adam Maher of AZ Alkmaar.
Levy personally flew to Donetsk in August in a bid to land Brazilian star Willian but returned to North London empty handed, after the Ukrainians refused to lower their £25m asking price.
The 24-year-old has made it clear he wants to leave the Donbass Arena, where he has spent the past five years, and join Spurs and Levy is now expected to cough up in January. Villas-Boas believes the speedy winger can provide competition for Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale but Chelsea are also interested in Willian, annoyingly because Willian remains on the Blues radar after Villas-Boas tried to sign him when he was in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Danish midfielder Eriksen, 20, is one of the most coveted young midfielders in Europe and could be a cheaper alternative to Villas-Boas’ top target Moutinho, who will not leave Porto mid-season.
The young Dane is still likely to cost in excess of £20m and has said in the past that he will only leave the Dutch giants to join Barcelona, which could mean Spurs have a job persuading him to move to White Hart Lane in January.
The Moroccan-born midfielder is amongst the most highly-rated youngsters in Europe and has already broken into the full Netherlands squad, despite being just 19.
A move to one of Europe’s top clubs beckons and Spurs have a decent record of giving youth a chance, with might persuaded Maher to swap Alkmaar for North London. He would cost in the region of £10m, however.
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