Spurs eye Moutinho as possible replacement

Tottenham have identified Portugal star Joao Moutinho as a possible replacement for outgoing Luka Modric according to The Daily Mail.

The Porto playmaker has starred for the Iberian nation this summer at Euro 2012, but unfortunately missed a penalty in Portugal’s semi-final elimination at the hands of Spain.

With Andre Villas-Boas red-hot favourite to take over the vacant managerial position at White Hart Lane after Harry Redknapp’s dismissal, a move for the man he used to coach could well be on the cards.

Tottenham are resigned to losing Croatian star Modric, with Real Madrid leading the chase for the attacking midfielder’s signature.

As such the north London side will need a replacement, and although they are keen to bring Gylfi Sigurdsson to the club, Moutinho has also emerged as a suitable target.

Moutinho joined the Portuguese champions from Sporting Lisbon back in 2010 and has made 48 international appearances for his country.

By Gareth McKnight

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