It may sometimes be a little premature to announce a signing ahead of the official club website but by all accounts, the Brazilian Under 20 defender Bruno Uvini has joined Spurs on loan with a view to a permanent deal being struck in the summer.

Certainly the player has announced that a deal has been concluded.

“It’s a great opportunity that came by, I couldn’t let it pass,” Uvini says on Sao Paulo’s official website.

“I have been in talks with Tottenham for a while, it’s a great club, with worldwide visibility. They asked me to come right away.

“I’ll be there for three months during which time I’ll try to adapt to English football and to the culture. I think I’m going to evolve, both professionally and personally by doing this choice.”

But there’s nothing on the club website as yet and it did bring to mind these comments from a certain Antonio Pedroza Whitham at the start of last summer.

“I can announce that my transfer to Tottenham has been arranged.

“I have spoken with the officials of Jaguares and they have confirmed to me that everything is OK for me to leave and be transferred to Tottenham.”

Mr Whitham is now having an underwhelming spell at Crystal Palace but if it’s official on the Sao Paulo website then we should be able to trust that the Uvini signing is a done deal.

Uvini certainly looks an interesting prospect – highly regarded back home in Brazil – and if he can have the same impact as his compatriot Sandro then Spurs will have landed some real quality.



  1. Hi from Brazil. Uvini has played in an insignificant number of matches for his team in Sao Paulo; he did have some impact last year when defending the national junior team, but he has not been really tested in professional football at this point.

  2. IF the deal has actually gone through then let’s give him a chance. He’s 20, and with Caulker back next season we won’t be relying on him (Uvini) much. He’ll have time and opportunity to grow.

    I’d rather take an educated risk on 3 young players than 1 decent mid career player that would cost the same as all those. We have decent players already (as well as great players) but this is a way to potentially get the really top players. What do we really lose if we sell him on in a year or two if he doesn’t work out.


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