What did AVB say in that phone call to David Villa?

AVB called David Villa personally to talk him into a Tottenham Hotspur move so what might he have said?

David Villa would be a very good attacking signing for Tottenham because they’d be getting a striker with a good level of European experience and someone who could power the side into the top four next year.

However, they are hampered by the fact they are not in the Champions League which means to go after someone of his profile may take a little extra effort in terms of getting him to sign on the dotted line.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas seems to have done just that, calling the Spaniard personally to try and convince him that Tottenham is the best place for him to be playing his football.

The basis of that conversation should have been aimed at the fact Villa can be the primary striker at Tottenham next season.

Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor could both be on their way out of the club, which means the role as the top dog in Tottenham’s attack could well be up for grabs heading into the new campaign.

That plays on how Villa has been used at Barcelona, making 17 appearances in La Liga last season and 11 of those coming as a substitute.

He seems to be in a situation at the moment where he would thrive on the chance to be the leading figure in the attack of a side and Tottenham can offer him just that if he can prove his consistency and productivity.

Another main talking point of the conversation probably would have been Tottenham’s status in English and European football because they didn’t finish in the top four last year.

They have as good a chance as any other team chasing that top pack next season and AVB would have stressed that the club’s chances will be even better if they have a top quality striker like Villa leading their attack.

In terms of silverware, Spurs’ best hopes will come in the domestic competitions next year and the Europa League.

The FA Cup and League Cup provide the club with a chance to show they can mix it against a combination of bigger and smaller sides, over a long period to secure a tournament win.

The Europa League is a chance for AVB to prove that he is good enough in a tactical sense to win a major European title and that also offers Villa the chance to play some form of European football next season.

The ultimate goal for Tottenham is regular Champions League football and an occasional crack at the Premier League title. Sign David Villa and they are undoubtedly in a better position.

How do you think Villa would improve the side? Can Spurs challenge next season?

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