A couple of days ago Tottenham boss, Andre Villas-Boas spoke to reporters and said that the deal for Joao Moutinho would never happen because he was way out of Tottenham’s budget. However on deadline day it came out that Spurs and Porto had agreed a fee for the Portuguese midfielder.
Tottenham fans would have been dis-heartened by the loss of Luka Modric and Van Der Vaart, but the news that Moutinho could be on his way to White Hart Lane would cheer them up greatly. The £22m fee that both clubs have agreed will be Tottenham’s most expensive signing, but one fee that Villas-Boas is prepared to pay. The Spurs manager and Moutinho go way back to the days of when Villas-Boas was Porto manager and he was very keen to bring his old player to White Hart Lane and it finally seems like the deal is complete. Moutinho will not jet off to London to complete a medical.
Alex William Batt