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.