AVB wants Song for Champions League assault

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Alex Song

Alex Song is being considered by Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas as a potential replacement for Scott Parker according to the Mail.

The Cameroon midfielder only joined Barcelona last summer, but has grown frustrated at his lack of first team football opportunities in Spain.

It would be an interesting career move for Song to join Tottenham, after he spent seven years with North London rivals Arsenal.

Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to let Scott Parker, Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone leave in the summer and will need at least one central midfielder added to his squad.

Song has experience in the Premier League and has both the combativeness and passing ability that AVB wants. The Portuguese thinks Song is the ideal man to compliment Mousa Dembélé in central midfield.

The move to White Hart Lane may appeal to Song. If Tottenham can keep hold of Gareth Bale and add another two or three top players then they could have a squad good enough to challenge Man Utd and Man City for the title.

Champions League qualification a must

However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will only cough up for Song if Tottenham qualify for the Champions League. Buying a new striker is the club’s top priority when the transfer window opens, and if they don’t have Champions League football next season, then Levy won’t allow AVB the funds for Song.

Last season Spurs finished fourth under Harry Redknapp but cruelly missed out on Champions League football after Chelsea won the competition.

The race for third and fourth places is certain to go to the last game of the season. Spurs are currently in fifth, one point behind Chelsea and two behind Arsenal. They do have a game in hand on the Gunners though and also meet Chelsea in the league next month.

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