Tottenham Re-Ignite Interest In Portuguese Playmaker Joao Moutinho

White Hart Lane side hope to finally land talented FC Porto midfielder.

André Villas-Boas has reignited speculation Tottenham may make a January transfer window bid for Porto midfielder João Moutinho after he watched the Portuguese in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Moutinho started for Porto in their 2-1 loss at Paris Saint-Germain as the French side leapfrogged them to win Group A ahead of next week’s round-of-16 draw.

Villas-Boas, who coached Porto to a triumphant and unbeaten league campaign in 2010-11 – as well as a Europa League win – made a £24m bid for the classy 26-year-old in the summer. However Spurs were unsuccessful in their deadline day efforts to sign Moutinho.

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Having failed with that £24m bid over the summer it seems clear that Andre Villas-Boas is indeed very keen on reuniting with his former FC Porto charge but one wonders just how much the Portuguese side is looking to earn from the potential sale of the talented playmaker.

Tottenham are arguably still to fill the void left by Luka Modric’s departure to Real Madrid as neither Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey are like for like replacements for the Croatian, whereas Joao Moutinho is probably as close a type of player to the former White Hart Lane man as is available on the market.

A January bid for the 26 year old seems less likely now that FC Porto have safely secured a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Villas-Boas has seen his side bounce back from a 5-2 North London derby defeat to pick up three straight wins that have helped take Tottenham back into the coveted top four.

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