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AVB reckons the opposite; he said the below here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19356586:
Villas-Boas also admitted Michael Dawson, who has been in talks with QPR, would have limited first-team chances if he remained at Tottenham.
"If you end up with five central defenders then it's more competition and there will be less opportunities, that's why we allowed him to speak to QPR," added Villas-Boas.
"With Adebayor, Defoe and Kane coming through I have enough options, but in football you just never know," said Villas-Boas.
"I want to build a team that has one striker up front in my ideal system."
Seems odd to give Defoe a new 3 year contract if you're looking to play one up front; it also seems odd to come in with a firm idea of a formation rather than looking at what you've got and making the best out of them - not very adaptable.
It also implies that VdV's definitely on his way, or is being dropped into MF (which seems unlikely given Dembele signing).
BUT the media says a lot, and reads a lot into a few words here & there, so they don't really tell us a lot.
Well we're on the last day, so my son will be glued to Sky all day.
So far, I'm not sure we've improved the squad - but we do have 16 hours and 36 minutes.....
Out: Krancjar, Corluka, Bassong, Saha, Pienaar, King, Nelsen, Modric (and Pav wasn't replaced from Jan)
In: Dembele, Vertigo (now it would make me laugh if he's scared of heights and can't jump), Sigurdsson
I'll give AVB credit for maybe Bassong and Dembele out of those - the rest appear to be Levy.
So will Levy turn round AVB comments and get another striker?
I'm still ok that we've basically lost squad players (Modric, King, Pav excepted) and gained 1st team, but I thought one of the criticisms was that we didn't rotate enough. Players like Pienaar, Krancjar, Corluka etc at least gave some good quality depth to allow the squad to rotate - unless AVB is now happy with Bentley, Jenas and Two Saints.
I'm more interested in who AVB puts into the squad and what is registered at the FA after all this transfer hype is over.
17 hours, 34 minutes and 20 seconds.......