When the January transfer window closed a few months ago, Tottenham Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas intimated that the club’s pursuit of Leandro Damiao was finished but as the season in England comes to an end, the Brazilian’s name is appearing in the gossip columns once again.
Last month it was suggested that Internacional had lined up Wagner Love as a possible replacement for the striker and now, with one month to go before the window re-opens, Inter’s club President Giovanni Luigi left more than a hint that the player is on his way to the Premier League.
“If a club want a player, they must talk to the president of the club at which that particular player plays, and not just deal with the agent – that is not correct behaviour,” Luigi said.
“Recently we talked with Tottenham, Leandro is very likely to play games in England in the coming year. On the other hand, we can exclude Napoli.”
The link with Damiao has gone on for some time now but could it finally be coming to a head and end with a move to White Hart Lane or will it continue to drag and prove fruitless as so many links have in the past?