If Spurs fail to secure the signature of either Leandro Damiao or Alvaro Negredo, could Andre Villas-Boas head back to Portugal and take a look at a man he would know well from his time at Académica de Coimbra?

The player in question is Sporting Braga’s Éderzito António Macedo Lopes but you can save money on replica shirt lettering by calling him Eder. It’s fair to say that AVB may not recognise Eder from his brief time at Academica if the stats on his suspiciously brief and unreliable looking Wikipedia page are anything to go by.

The striker was a goal every sixth – seventh game man until joining Braga last year.  Since then, he has 9 in 14 competitions but is that enough to suggest he can return this ratio consistently?

Eder is 25 so you could argue that he is something of a late developer and while the fee may not be an excessive one, his previous record suggests that this would be a huge gamble.

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