AVB rules out sale of Spurs pair


Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out selling Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Defoe has been heavily linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers following the arrival of Roberto Soldado in a club-record transfer, while Sigurdsson has failed to hold down a regular first-team place since arriving from Hoffenheim last summer.

Jermain has a massive season in front of him. The World Cup finals in Brazil takes place in just under a year and the Spurs striker needs to get back to his old self if he plans on booking his place on the plane with Roy Hodgson’s squad.

Sigurdsson has shown flashes of what he can do. He lacked confidence up until his goal against West Ham at Upton Park and it will be a big season for him to force his way back into AVB’s side following the arrival of Nacer Chadli.

“They are players we count on 100 per cent,” Villas-Boas is quoted as saying in the Daily Express.

“Sigurdsson is completely in our plans.

“Defoe is a hero for Tottenham and has been doing well. He faces competition which he has always faced during his career.”

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