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.