How high-risk is it to enter a Premier League season with just one senior forward in your squad? Andre Villas-Boas is the man who’s brain you’ll need to pick for an answer. The new Spurs coach takes charge of his first competitive game since taking over from Harry Redknapp with Jermain Defoe making up his striking options. Right now any incomings hinge on Luka Modric leaving the club with his departure to the sunnier climates of Spain all but confirmed. But with just a fortnight left before the transfer window snaps shut Villas-Boas will face a mad dash to freshen up his attack to club once Modric’s move to Madrid is rubber stamped. Last-ditch signings never usually end well and the Portuguese needs to ensure the frontman he brings to White Hart Lane is of a sufficient calibre that will provide the goals to fire the club back into the Champions League. Without they will struggle to fulfil their objectives.
This week on FFC should Villas-Boas channel Spurs focus into winning the Europa League and which Spanish striker is rumoured to be on his way to White Hart Lane?
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“No, this is not a distraction. We set out a plan for the player and we have stuck to it. The player is training individually and he doesn’t disrupt our environment. I think we will have a conclusion in the next couple of weeks. We expect him here to train. He is still a Tottenham player but from what the chairman has told me talks are ongoing, they stalled a little bit two weeks ago, but they have picked up recently.” Andre Villas-Boas insists the Luka Modric saga won’t disrupt Tottenham’s preparations for the new season