Moutinho coy over future
Portuguese ace won't rule out Spurs interest
By Luis Mira. Last Updated: August 16, 2012 1:39pm
Joao Moutinho: Working hard at Porto
Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho is not ruling out the possibility of leaving the club in the summer transfer window.
The Portugal international has been associated with a transfer to Tottenham as Luka Modric is on the verge of joining Real Madrid after Spurs agreed a £27.5million deal with the Spanish champions for the Croatian starlet.
Moutinho, who came on as a substitute in Porto's 1-0 victory against Academica de Coimbra in the Portuguese Supercup on Saturday, admitted that he has the dream to try his luck in a bigger league, but underlined that he is in the dark about Tottenham's reported interest in his services.
"I will continue to work," he told RTP. "If an offer arrives, and it is good for both parties, Porto will, of course, study it.
"I do not know if there is the possibility of joining Tottenham. Every player has the ambition to try new leagues, but I am at Porto and I will continue to work in the same way."
The 25-year-old midfielder, who joined Porto from Portuguese rivals Sporting Lisbon in 2010 for €11m, has a €40m release clause attached to his contract, which runs out in 2015.
He was a key member of now Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas' Porto side which won in the 2010-11 season the Portuguese Supercup, Portuguese League, Portuguese Cup and the Europa League.