Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas has lent his support to the suggestion that the transfer window should close the day the Premier League season starts, the
Villas-Boas added that the notion had been discussed at a meeting of Premier League managers this summer – and that it was also on the agenda a year ago. But Villas-Boas admitted that until the situation changes, he has no choice but to work within the system as it is now. He added that closing the window ahead of the first league fixtures of the season would allow the managers to concentrate on what the game is really supposed to be about – playing football.
He said: “It makes everybody focused on what we have to do which is playing games and not creating news until the end of August. I think it is a good suggestion that I make sure I will support but I have got used to it and you have to live with it.” Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez had previously voiced similar sentiments.
Villas-Boas’ desire to see the transfer window modified has not stopped the former Chelsea boss from continuing to re-shape his squad long after the first fixture of the season. The Mirror claims Villas-Boas is keen to sell Michael Dawson, sign a goalkeeper, wrap up Luka Modric’s move to Real Madrid and sign a replacement for the Croatian – which must all happen by the end of the month.
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