Brazilian international Leandro Damiao may have been Tottenham’s number one transfer target just a few days ago but at present, there seems little if any hope of a deal being resurrected. At the end of last week, head coach Andre Villas-Boas declared that Spurs had moved on and now, the player himself has stated that he sees his future at Internacional for some time to come.

“Internacional’s president Giovanni Luigi knows I always wanted to stay, regardless of any offers that could come,” Leandro said.

“I certainly thank Tottenham. They are a big club in Europe but my focus is on Inter.

“I hope to help Inter for a long time. I have a long contract and I am very happy and focused.”

As for Spurs, AVB states,

“We have made it public before that he is a player that we chase, but we couldn’t agree on the full conditions so we’ve moved on.”

Spurs may still return for a centre forward in the summer window but it does seem if the protracted chase of Leandro Damiao is finally over.

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  1. We have some sort of link up with Internacional so is it possible that us being ‘interested’, in their players, every transfer window, generates free publicity for both clubs and draws attention to players who they may want to sell for big money, while creating the illusion that tottenham are prepared to compete in the transfer market for top players, for a big fee?

    I suspect that when Tottenham do bring in the badly needed striker he may be a free agent who has run his contract down. To be fair to Tottenham they have secured Adebayor long term, Dempsey is now contributing with goals and Defoe was banging them in before Christmas. I also think they may be leaving the door open for Harry Kane. Had Kane not got injured and played a few more games for Norwich, in the first half of the season, we may know whether he has the pedigree to cut it in the Prem.

    If you look at how he has been handled Spurs have got it right with him so far. He scored goals, for Orient, in league one, two seasons back and made further progress at Millwall last season in the Championship. His goals to games actually improved at a higher level. The only way we will know if he is good enough is to give him games in the Prem. Perhaps they should have him on the bench for the rest of the season and use him when we can.

  2. I’m pretty sure that Levy is filling in the gap until Souleymane is ready. He’s throwing these bids in to make us think that he’s in for big stars, but if they’re excepted then there’s no loss, as his bids are usually way under the asking price.

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