Video: Andre Villas Boas says Spurs are ‘building a strong team’
Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas refused to be drawn on Gareth Bale’s imminent transfer to Real Madrid, saying only that he is building a strong team for the future.
Asked directly about Bale’s move, the Portuguese boss said that he aims to have a stronger team than last year.
He said: “Yeah, we’re building a very, very strong team for the future. I think strong teams are consistent when they have the best players available.
“You always want to build a strong team from the year before, so our idea is be even stronger than last year.
“For that to happen, we have to hang on to the best players, we have to invest in the market properly, we have to scout for the best players, we will continue to do so.
“You have already seen four of our new players here today, so I think in the end, you know, the stronger we look for the future the better.”
Bale is expected to move to Real Madrid within the next couple of days. The Spanish side inadvertently started selling replica shirts bearing his name last night.