Andre Villas-Boas Did Not Want £56m Quartet Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen

Former Tottenham boss wants to play ‘pass the buck’.

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Having been ignominiously axed it appears that former White Hart Lane boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen to stress that he didn’t want to bring in a number of the big name signings that Tottenham brought in this summer.

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The Daily Mail claims that the Portuguese manager actively objected to the signings of Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen, who cost the North London club a sweet £56m to bring in.

In fact Villas-Boas had wanted Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to sign Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa as he looked to steady the ship following Gareth Bale’s big money move to Real Madrid, three signings that clearly did not come to fruition.

Villas-Boas was axed following Tottenham’s embarrassing 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool and will now be looking for a new job and as such could do with conducting a ‘face-saving’ exercise, and perhaps pointing out that he was not in 100% control over who the club signed over the summer is a good way to go about it.

The former Chelsea manager apparently did want Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Roberto Soldado but the rest of the club’s summer signings were selected by Levy and technical director Franco Baldini.

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