Yesterday we pointed out the danger of losing our Brazilian midfielder Sandro and posed the theory that if Tim Sherwood were to stay at the club, the player would most likely leave in the summer. Shortly after that article was published, Luiz Felipe Scolari announced his 23 man squad for the forthcoming World Cup and while Paulinho’s name was present, Sandro was a notable absentee.
Scolari has overlooked the defensive midfielder for some time now and he wasn’t really expected to make the squad but the lack of game time at White Hart Lane can’t have helped the cause.
Meanwhile, Sandro has been speaking to ESPN in Brazil and while his comments don’t translate too well, he gave an indication that he may look to return to his homeland in the summer window.
Firstly, the player was asked about Tim Sherwood,
“He will leave at the end of the season. Then, new coach, new everything.”
Moving on to a possible transfer, Sandro added.
“I do not know anything yet, but I’m happy to have my name talked about with a club the size of Sao Paulo. Anyway, it would be very difficult to leave on loan from here.
“If I was to leave, it would have to be permanently and it is not close. Other teams have come, however, with little money. President negotiates every transfer, this was the case for Bale.”
Once again, Sandro has endured another injury hit season but the lack of game time is dangerous and the fact that he has hinted at a move is more concerning than the constant gossip in the rumour mills.