AVB cautious of panic buying

Andre Villas-Boas has reiterated his desire to shore up Tottenham's attack, but insists he won't sign a player for the sake of buying.

Villas-Boas, who replaced Harry Redknapp as Spurs boss during the off-season, has found the striker trough rather low at White Hart Lane.

With Louis Saha having parted ways with the north London outfit, and talks to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal at an impasse, Jermain Defoe is the club's only experienced hitman.

Villas-Boas, however, is confident the right player will turn up before the start of the new season, although the former Chelsea mentor won't spend willy-nilly to get his man.

"In this market it's important to make good, sound bids, not just to do anything for the sake of it," the Portuguese tactician said.

"We are hopefully moving in the market in the next couple of days or weeks.

"We are trying to deal with the market. Lots of teams are having difficulty, there's not a lot of money around and teams try to hold onto their assets as best they can.

"We're just trying to make the best decisions possible before the start of the league - hopefully trying to solve the issue with one more striker before the Newcastle game.

"It's funny because last January everybody was expecting one big move to trigger all of the others and it didn't happen, so I think it's just a sign of the difficult financial situation in all of Europe. It spreads out into football.

"The Premier League is obviously the richest league in the world and clubs are trying to be able to move the market. Some can and others are trying to trigger that move, but that doesn't mean it will happen."

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