Atsu, 20, spent most of last season on loan at Portuguese team Rio Ave and impressed whilst he was in Vila do Conde, scoring 6 goals in 27 appearances. New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas was the first man to call upon the young Ghanian during his successful tenure at the Dragao, offering Atsu a place in the first team squad. Despite the youngster not making an appearance, it seems that the 34-year old is now impressed enough to make a bid to his former employers.
Rumours have also been surfacing that Villas-Boas is keen on capturing Liverpool sensation Raheem Stirling. The 17-year old has made a handful of appearances at Anfield but has significantly impressed at youth level.
Brazilian playmaker Willian is also a reported target for Tottenham. Shakhtar turned down Chelsea’s bid for their 23-year old last week, setting a £19 million asking price and it is thought that Villas-Boas will attempt to acquire his target before his previous employers.
To attain the finances to realistically approach these targets, want away star man Luka Modric will likely be sold. With PSG declaring their interest along with their willingness to pay Tottenham’s full asking price, an alternative European Capital City may be the destination for the Croatian.