Posts Tagged ‘Leandro Damiao’


Are Spurs back in for Leandro Damiao?

By Stefano on May 23rd, 2013

It appears that if Spurs want to keep Gareth Bale they are going to have splash the cash. And not just on an improved contract for the Welshman either. They are going to have invest in the squad too.

So no surprise this morning that a few sources including this one are suggesting that the club has reignited their interest in Brazilian Leandro Damiao.

As you may remember the club were pretty close to signing the Internacional player in the winter break, but its all fell through at the last minute.

This time round AVB is likely to offer more than the £16million he bid in January and the Daily Express suggests that the deal will be done in the next two weeks.

The paper also says that Spurs are in talks with Valencia over a £20m deal for Spaniard Roberto Soldado who has found the net 22 times this season.

Had Leandro Damiao signed in January would the Premiership table have looked differently?


Spurs target Leandro Damiao staying in Brazil. Summer move possible

By Stefano on January 31st, 2013

Not good news for Spurs fans. Their big signing today was to have been Internacional’s sensational striker, Leandro Damiao, but now it appears he is staying in Brazil.

Globo Esporte says that he will play for Internacional for another six months, but that a move to Premiership side in the summer hasn’t been ruled out.

The news has also been reported by Sky.

Both Spurs and Arsenal were expected to add attacking options in the window and at this point it looks like neither have managed to do it.

UPDATE at 7.30 GMT – back on again?

Sky Sports understand Tottenham and Internacional are still in negotiations over the transfer of Leandro Damiao despite earlier reports from Brazil that the deal wouldn’t go ahead.


Spurs update: Official offer made for striker Leandro Damiao

By Stefano on January 31st, 2013

Along with the Beckham to PSG saga the biggest story of the window day could involve Spurs and their pursuit of Leandro Damiao.

Spurs have been chasing the 23 year old Brazilian for some time now and it appears that they might just be about to land their man.

According to The Metro the club are alleged to have offered Damiao’s current team Internacional a cool £20 million for the player.

Other sources including The Mail say that the figure is closer £18 million.

Spurs were clearly encouraged by Internacional’s sporting director Luis Cesar Souto de Moura who told Brazilain newspaper Correio do Povo yesterday.

“Leandro Damiao will only leave if there is a very quick negotiation, but no official offer has been made. The news involving interest for Leandro Damiao, especially from Tottenham, will always happen – they come and go.”

“Damiao has a lot of quality, is a goal scorer, was the top scorer in the Olympics and he is a very important player. Internacional understand that it’s extremely difficult, very difficult, for Leandro Damiao to leave now.”

Well now it appears that Spurs have lodged their bid.

So Spurs fans. Is this the signing that could bring Champions League football back to The Lane?


Spurs seek new striker – Leandro Damiao targeted

By Stefano on January 8th, 2013

Emmanuel Adebayor’s u-turn in deciding to play for Togo in the Africa Cup of Nations could not have come at a worse time for Spurs. The team are playing well and are pushing for a Champions League slot, but losing Adebayor limits their options and if Defoe sustains an injury they would be very short of front men.

So not surprisingly Spurs are being linked with a number of players. Several papers are reporting that the team have lined up a £15 million for Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao.

Damiao has apparently been a long term target for Spurs and his club Internacional are believed to be ready to sell the 23-year-old Brazilian international. Spurs could face opposition from Inter Milan who have also been keeping tabs on the player.

As Goal reports

Asked last week about the prospect of Damiao moving to Tottenham or another big European club in January, the player’s agent Vinicius Prates said: “While Leandro Damiao stays at Internacional, Tottenham will always be interested.

“Andre Villas-Boas has liked him since he was Chelsea’s manager.”

The Portuguese coach has also publicly revealed his admiration for Damiao, a tall and powerful striker who likes to play on the last man and has superb eye for goal in the penalty area.

Spurs, like their north London rivals, Arsenal have been linked with a number of players in the window including Joao Moutinho from Porto, Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder. Their interest in Zaha has apparently cooled a little and the sticking point with Sneijder is likely to be matching his wage expectations.

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