White Hart Lane get ever closer to snapping up long term target.
Brazilian whizzkid Sandro Ranieri is preparing himself for his £6milion summer move to Tottenham – by learning English.
Sandro, who turns 21 next Monday, was pictured in a Brazilian newspaper reading an English dictionary while on a club flight with Internacionale to Ecuador for a Copa Libertadores game.
Internacionale have already held talks with Tottenham and the clubs have agreed a deal for this summer and Sandro says he is determined not to let the language barrier get in the way of being a success at White Hart Lane.
Sandro said: “I need to be prepared for my new challenge in Europe and it’s always better to know the language and understand the orders properly.
“I’ve been learning for a month and by the summer I hope that I will be well advanced with the language.
“To play in Europe and in the Premier League, you want to be as successful as possible and I want to give myself the best chance.” (Daily Mirror)
Harry Redknapp has been close to netting the Brazilian defensive midfielder for some time but this report, and others, seem to believe that Sandro is finally about to agree a deal to bring the 20 year old to White Hart Lane. The Tottenham boss has been lamenting his lack of central midfield options in recent weeks and it appears that the Internacional man is about make a move to give the Spurs boss options for the future.
The two clubs appear to have agreed a deal to seal the deal that is substantially lower than the original £14m quoted by the Brazilian club. Sandro has now been capped at full international level and has a great future ahead of him and has been likened to former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.
The rangy youngster has a great ability to break up opponent attacks and is also adept at driving his team onwards at speed. He could be just what Tottenham needs in the long term and if the deal is secured at the price quoted then the White Hart Lane side will have a bargain buy on their hands.