Villas-Boas considers options
Spurs boss looking to improve his attack as Adebayor deal stalls
Last Updated: August 2, 2012 10:30am
Andre Villas-Boas: Tottenham manager is looking to improve his squad before the transfer window closes
Andre Villas-Boas is considering his options to improve Tottenham Hotspur's attack after a permanent move for Emmanuel Adebayor stalled.
Adebayor impressed in scoring 17 Premier League goals while on loan at White Hart Lane last season and Spurs agreed a deal with Manchester City last month.
However, reports have claimed that Adebayor's financial demands are threatening to derail the prospect of a return to North London before the transfer window closes.
With no progress being made on that front, Villas-Boas is ready to look at other options and is also keen to have Jermain Defoe back in the fold.
Defoe returned early from Spurs' pre-season tour of the USA following the death of his cousin and Villas-Boas is waiting for the England international to be available.
"Obviously there was an interest in Ade but we have a need first for Jermain to get back from his personal tragedy for the team to have further options in the striker position," said Villas-Boas.
"We are still building a team. The team can improve and we are looking to improve it.
"This is obviously not the final product and as we go through August we have to get the right perspective as to where we can improve and where we will arrive."