English Premiership

Spurs boss eyes more signings

2013-07-22 10:11
Andre Villas-Boas (AFP)

Hong Kong - Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas said on Monday that he wants to add more new signings to his squad, after swooping for Belgium frontman Nacer Chadli.

A Tottenham squad that included star man Gareth Bale landed in Hong Kong ahead of their clash with Sunderland in the Barclays Asia Trophy on Wednesday.

There has been speculation linking Welsh wing wizard Bale with a big-money move away from White Hart Lane, but Villas-Boas said he was looking at bolstering his side.

"We will continue to do our market and we have not stopped yet, for sure," said Villas-Boas, who is reportedly chasing at least one more striker.

The Portuguese has so far brought in the Brazilian forward Paulinho and the international Chadli is poised to join from the Dutch side FC Twente, subject to personal terms and a medical.

"Chadli's a player we've been following for quite some time and we managed to strike a deal in the last few days," said Villas-Boas, whose side narrowly missed out to rivals Arsenal last season for a prized spot in the Champions League.

"He's a player who is extremely versatile and can play in several positions up front. He played with tremendous success on the left for Twente as a winger and as an attacker for Belgium. We look forward to having him on board with us."

The 23-year-old will not play in Hong Kong, Villas-Boas said.

Tottenham start their Premier League campaign away at Crystal Palace on August 18.


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