Reports suggest that Tottenham Hotspur have lately made yet another move to sign Internacional striker Leandro Damiao. The club has approached him several times during the past few transfer seasons but failed to meet Internacional’s asking price. Will Spurs Finally be able to Sign the Brazilian International?
Andre Villas Boas’s has a quality squad at his disposal but one that is lacking a top quality striker upfront. The two main strikers Adebayor and Jermain Defoe could only score combined 15 leagues goals all season, not satisfactory.
The Brazilian international, Damiao was the top scorer at the summer Olympics last year and his performances in London eventually attracted interest from top clubs of Europe.
Spurs wanted him in both summer and winter transfer markets last season but failed to lure him to White Hart Lane. Now is the time, they must move to ensure that Damiao wears the white shirt next season.
According to the player’s agent, playing in next year’s World Cup is priority. Damiao will miss the upcoming Confederations Cup because of an injury as Jo replaced him in the Brazilian squad. The competition could have helped him impress the boss as well as amplify his value in Europe with top performances but that is not going to be the case.
Damiao’s agent claimed:
“Our idea is to always work with big clubs, all players dream of playing in the Champions League. But Tottenham are an important club in London, we can’t rule them out.”
Tottenham may as well be able to sign him for a reasonable sum after all. Although Spurs do not offer Champions League football, but proving himself in perhaps the toughest league in the world can surely ensure him a place in the Brazilian squad for next year’s World Cup.
Adding to that, signing Damiao will be massive boost for Spurs in their bid to finish in top 4 next season, especially if star player Gareth Bale also stays.
For now, Tottenham are favorites to land the Brazilian and no other club is reportedly that heavily interested in the player. The question still remains, will spurs finally sign Leandro Damiao, only time will tell but Villas-Boas must act rapidly and sign the 23 year old forward before other suitors turn up.
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