Harry reportedly seals deal to bring Brazilian starlet to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp finally gets his man as Sandro deal agreed
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will sign Brazil midfielder Sandro for £9 million in the next transfer window according to the player’s president at Internacional, Vitorio Piffero.
The defensive midfielder, whom Redknapp has twice before tried to bring to White Hart Lane, is expected to arrive at the club only after he has played for his current side in the Copa Libertadores in August.
“It was a possibility since last year and now it is at the point of materialising,” Piffero said. “We are concluding contracts, but, as they are not signed, we have to wait.”
Sandro is seen as a rising star in Brazilian football, having captained the Under-20s to the South American title at a tournament in Venezuela last year.
Only recently tuned 21, he has one full cap when he came on as a substitute against Chile in a World Cup qualifier last year.
Because of his relatively low experience at international level, however, Tottenham would need special dispensation from the Premier League to apply for a work permit, though they are confident that can easily be secured. (Daily Telegraph)
So there you have it. Sandro finally on his way to White Hart Lane. I know we’ve heard it all before but I think its true now. We could do with that extra option in the centre of our midfield, especially if JJ leaves. Clearly it will take a while for the Brazilian to adapt to life in England and we know that the Samba stars can take a while to get used to life in England but fingers crossed.
The 21 year old is rated as one of the best prospects around and is already a full international and hopefully we can utilise his potential and he can be a Tottenham star in the making. We’ll get a good look at him in pre-season and then take it from there. Harry has been bringing in some good youngsters since he arrived and I think at £9m he could actually be a bargain but only time will tell.