Tottenham Transfer News: Andre Villas-Boas Rules out Signing New Strikers

Ryan DayCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2012

In an incredibly transparent—and in my opinion, shocking—statement, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said there is no real possibility of his Spurs adding any strikers to their roster during the summer transfer window.

According to The Independent, Villas-Boas is confident in his attacking options going forward, telling North London media that "...with Adebayor, Defoe and Kane coming through, I think I have enough options."

For Villas-Boas, this seems a rather odd thing to say, as he's effectively showing his hand and stopping his courtship with Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao, to whom Tottenham have been heavily linked all summer.

"Damiao is obviously a fantastic player," Villas-Boas said. "But he is not our prospect at the moment because we are closed with what we are trying to do on the striker situation."

With a little over a week before the transfer window shuts, Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa have made no secret of their desire to see Jermain Defoe leave White Hart Lane. With Defoe comprising one-third of Spurs' strikers, you'd think Villas-Boas would be at least a little anxious with his options at forward, but the new manager couldn't be more content.

"I spoke to his agent two days ago and conversations have been extremely productive. 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."

If the team wasn't one injury away from having a bare cupboard when it came to strikers, I'd be confident, too. Defoe looks very much improved. If he can carry his recent quality of play, both at the international and club level, then he'll be a solid first-choice striker.

But if he or Adebayor go down for any length of time, it's 19-year-old Harry Kane who steps up into that role. Either that, or it'll be a one-striker formation for Villas-Boas.

No matter what happens, Tottenham is set on carrying three forwards into the winter. Do you think it's a wise decision, or do you think Villas-Boas needs to try to secure one more attacking option?

Let me know what you think in the comments below!