A potential transfer for Brazilian international striker Leandro Damiao has come sharply into focus this week as his agent starts to talk up a move abroad for his client. Damiao has emerged to become one of the hottest properties in world football and it’s hard to see how Internacional will hang on to his services for too much longer.
“From Italy there were several enquiries,” Leandro’s agent said, “but no formal negotiations with Inter or with other teams. In January, the club and the player decided to continue with a view to the Copa Libertadores.
“But in July the situation could change if there is a good deal for the club and the player.”
Since we last looked at the player’s credentials he has got even better and in all games at club level, he scored 40 times in 51 appearances.
Internacional now have the player tied to a contract until 2016 and while a fee is not mentioned, you can imagine the sort of figures that are going to be quoted.
Spurs may struggle to match any fee and subsequent wages but with the player believed to be excited by the prospect of Champions League football, a top four finish could just persuade him to make the trip to N17.