Maybe it’s because of the impact made by Sandro in the Premiership last season that so many clubs in England are being linked with a host of young Brazilian players.
While the Leandro Damiao trail may have gone a little cold, there are two new names emerging this morning from this part of South America – Lucas and Casimiro.
Casimiro is 19 and plays in midfield for Sao Paulo where he scored 5 goals in 26 league games last season. Having played for Brazil at junior levels, Spurs are interested but are reported to be ‘monitoring the situation’ for now at least.
Meanwhile, Lucas has stirred up quite a few headlines and the suggestion on Talksport is that Spurs are looking to this player with far more interest.
Lucas is also at Sao Paulo and is just 18 but his development is a little further ahead of his team mate and he currently has four full caps for Brazil. He is an attacking midfielder with eight league goals in 32 matches last season but his comments haven’t exactly encouraged Spurs or any other club that may have been interested.
“At the moment my thinking is to continue and improve at Sao Paulo because I am young and need more experience before making the leap to Europe, but I haven’t yet decided where I will go,” he said.
While we await developments it may be the emergence of Sandro that has sparked these rumours off and if we can find another player equally as good in Brazil, it will be a job well done.