Spurs head-coach approved of all seven new boys says Egyptian forward.
Andre Villas-Boas approved all of Tottenham’s seven summer signings, according to former Spurs striker Mido.
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Villas-Boas was replaced by Tim Sherwood last month after a disappointing start to the campaign.
The Portuguese in part paid the price for failing to get the best out of Spurs’ new additions, who were recruited in a £100m-plus spending spree this summer.
But some reports have claimed the 36-year-old did not want at least four of the signings – Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches, who cost a combined £56m – with sporting director Franco Baldini taking charge of transfer business.
Mido, spent two seasons at White Hart Lane until 2007, claims to have information from ‘inside the club’ and says AVB approved all of Tottenham’s new arrivals.
“AVB didn’t give a clear answer because legally he cannot answer questions like that,” the new Zamalek boss told The Evening Standard when asked if Villas-Boas or Baldini was in the driving seat on transfers.
“What I understood is that AVB had a lot of say in the players. It is obvious that Erik Lamela is a player that Baldini went after because he was working with him at Roma. But I knew from inside the club that AVB said, ‘I really want him as well.’ I don’t think there is a player who joined Tottenham without AVB’s permission.”