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Villas-Boas pledges to carry on spending

Villas-Boas wants more new signings (©GettyImages)
Villas-Boas wants more new signings (©GettyImages).

Spurs chief Andre Villas-Boas has pledged to continue his summer spending, following the announcement of an agreement to bring Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli to White Hart Lane.

Chadli is reported to have agreed a deal worth £7m that will see him move to North London this summer, before starting the new campaign with his Spurs team-mates.

23-year-old Chadli adds to the vast array of talent that Spurs can already boast amongst their midfield department.

Chadli had long been a target on the radar of many Premier League clubs, including Fulham, Everton and Swansea. He becomes the club's second summer signing, following in the footsteps of Paulinho, who agreed a £17m deal to join the Lilywhites.

Villas-Boas' activity in the market is far from complete, however. The Spurs boss issued assurances that there was more to come from the club, who are eyeing up at least two more additions.

"We will continue to do our market and we have not stopped yet, for sure," he said.

Tottenham now seem set to bolster their attacking options once more, this time with the addition of a top striker their main target. The club, who had long been linked with Christian Benteke as well as Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, look set to continue their search for a regular goalscorer.

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado appears to be the club's number one target this summer, with reports of an improved bid for the Spanish international. The club have already seen an initial offer of £17m knocked back by the cash-stricken club, who need to sell some top talent to raise £14m before the end of the window.

Villas-Boas is unimpressed by current options such as Emmanuel Adebayor, who last summer joined the club on a permanent basis from Manchester City, but failed to score more than five league goals. Jermain Defoe is the only other clear option for the lead role, but Villas-Boas opted to utilise Clint Dempsey and Gareth Bale in this position at times last season.

With Clint Dempsey now available for transfer and Defoe soon to be 31 years old, a resolution is needed.

Out-of-favour Adebayor has been attracting interest from Turkish SuperLiga outfit Besiktas, who have long been linked with a £6m move for the Togo striker. However, concerns have arisen over Besiktas' reluctance to meet the striker's wage demands.

Dempsey meanwhile, is alleged to have attracted the attention of fellow Premier League outfits West Browmich Albion and Sunderland.

 

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Topics:
Premier League
Jermain Defoe
Tottenham Hotspur
Football
Clint Dempsey
Gareth Bale
Emmanuel Adebayor

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