At the end of the QPR game, Andre Villas-Boas looked to reassure fans by claiming that Sandro’s injury wasn’t as serious as feared. The Brazilian hobbled off after 26 minutes of our match with QPR but AVB’s comments suggested that he may be fit enough to take his place in the line up for Sunday’s game with Manchester United.
However, the club announced yesterday that Sandro did indeed need surgery on the knee and that his recovery time was yet to be assessed.
Naturally, Spurs have a more than able deputy in Scott Parker but there are suggestions today that the club will look to bring forward the transfer of Lewis Holtby from Schalke 04.
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has said,
“This transfer window will not close until the end of the month. We have signed Raffael and it could become a fact that we will sell or buy one or more players this month.
“We will have to wait on a certain progress in some affairs.”
Sandro’s injury may not force Spurs into the transfer market as some are suggesting but with Holtby already lined up for the summer, perhaps this move does make some sense?