The transfer speculation and rumours continue to flourish with Tottenham reported to be showing interest in a number of players including two for whom they were involved in negotiations last summer.
As I reported yesterday, Leandro Damiao is still of interest to Spurs as is his Brazilian compatriot Willian. The story today includes comments from Andre Villas-Boas on both players. In the Mirror, Darren Lewis reports that the Tottenham Head Coach wants to sign three players to strength the club’s efforts for a top four finish. Spurs were in negotiations with Internacional for Leandro and with Shakhtar Donetsk for Willian last summer but found both clubs difficult to deal with.
Andre Villas-Boas said,
“Shakhtar are a difficult club to negotiate with as they do not need the money and can keep their players.”
Leandro and Willian are two players in whom Villas-Boas would be interested.
“Willian is one of the players that interests us. I like his style. For Damiao, he had a spectacular Olympics. We follow the best players and youngsters. Leandro fits this profile.”
Leandro has been a target for Spurs for some time and he impressed while playing for Brazil during the Olympics in London, scoring 6 goals.
Lewis Holtby from Schalke
It has been reported in the Daily Telegraph that Spurs are interested in Schalke’s Lewis Holtby. He is captain of the German Under-21 side and will leave the club in the summer when his contract is up. Tottenham may try to sign the player now or reach a pre-contract agreement with him. The 22-year old is an attacking midfield player and would be well known to Steffen Freund, assistant to Villas-Boas at Tottenham who has coached the younger players at national level in Germany.
David Villa from Barcelona
There has been a report in the Spanish media that Spurs are interested in signing Spanish international David Villa from Barcelona. El Confidencial reports that Tottenham have submitted an offer for Villa who cost Barcelona €40 million in 2010. The player broke his leg a year ago but has failed to regain his form.
[Disclaimer: This article is not a definitive record of the transfer speculation on Tottenham nor can I vouch for the accuracy of the information as I have no ITK connections]