Spurs rule out another striker
Villas-Boas happy with options after securing services of Adebayor
Last Updated: August 23, 2012 5:31pm
Andre Villas-Boas: Has put striker search on hold
Andre Villas-Boas insists Tottenham will not be signing another striker this summer, despite being linked with Leandro Damiao.
Spurs started the season with just one senior striker in Jermain Defoe but finally completed Emmanuel Adebayor's permanent move from Manchester City this week.
The White Hart Lane club have also been tracking Brazil international Damiao for over a year but with 19-year-old academy product Harry Kane also in reserve, Villas-Boas claims he is now happy with the attacking talent at his disposal.
Asked on Thursday if he would sign another striker, the Tottenham manager replied: "I don't think so. With Adebayor, Defoe and Kane coming through, I think I have enough options.
"Damiao is obviously a fantastic player but he is not our prospect at the moment because we are closed with what we are trying to do on the striker situation."
Defoe scored Tottenham's goal as they began the season with a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.
And despite being linked with Aston Villa, QPR and Sunderland, Villa-Boas believes the 29-year-old England international will be staying put.
"I spoke to his agent two days ago and conversations have been extremely productive," he said.
"Jermain is a player I have immense confidence in. I appreciate his qualities so I am hoping that he will continue to be a Tottenham player."
Villas-Boas confirmed that Croatian midfielder Luka Modric is set to complete a move to Real Madrid, though.
"The chairman (Daniel Levy) has told me the talks are ongoing," he said.
"They are making some progress and the situation can be solved within the next couple days."