Daniel Levy is set to open his chequebook again in January…
Tottenham manager Andre Vilas-Boas has been assured by chairman Daniel Levy that he will be given the funds needed to sign Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid, reports the Daily Mail.
The Portuguese fullback has emerged as AVB’s top target, and Spurs are hopeful of signing the 25-year-old in January, when the transfer window reopens.
A deal could be made easier by the fact Spurs and Real Madrid have close ties, following consecutive summers of big business between the two clubs. Luka Modric joined the La Liga giants for £30m last summer, and Gareth Bale joined on transfer deadline day earlier this month for a world-record £85m fee.
AVB spent a whopping £108m this summer, but recouped all of it through the Bale sale and offloading some squad players. As a result, Levy is happy to sanction more big spending in January.
Spurs current first-choice left-back is young Englishman Danny Rose, who limped off injured during Spurs easy Europa League victory against Tromso on Thursday evening. Rose spent last year on loan at Sunderland, and while AVB is willing to give him a chance at White Harte Lane, he’s not going to pass on the opportunity to sign the defender Real Madrid paid £30m for.
Coentrao is an experienced international, and equally adept playing in a defensive midfield position. He nearly joined Manchester United in the summer, but a deal fell through – meaning Spurs are now favourites for his signature.