Joao Moutinho is without doubt Tottenham Hotspur’s most wanted.
Twitter is exploding with the suggestion that the deal is as good as done. One example is from a Portuguese journalist by the name of Joao Ruela who’s bio states he is a journalist for Diário de Notícias.
‘Writing daily about FC Porto, Benfica, Braga and Sporting. Also Portuguese League, Premier League, La Liga & NBA.’
Yet Andre Villas-Boas in a press conference today was reported by The Independent as saying,
“It’s an impossible deal for the club,you have to bear in mind that this is a player with a 40million euro release clause.
This volume of money is out of Tottenham’s possibility.Bearing in mind that this is a key player for club and country, you wouldn’t say that you would get him at half the price and half the price is already bigger than Tottenham’s record fee.”
So where does the truth lie? Is this set to be the coup and the Spurs coach is playing it down, or is this simply just another last last deadline day minute fiasco for the Lilywhites?