Good morning ladies.
Interesting bitta Tweeting going on from some chap called @karlsentk who describes himself as football analyst, (ex?) chief scout & sporting director, writer & opinionista. all views expressed are mine, not those of any employer/club i may represent.
‘As suggested over the past few weeks: spurs have made a bid (£8.5 million) for the Internacional front man Leandro Damiao’
‘the Spurs bid is quite likely to be accepted, according to sources close to the deal…’
‘has recently polished his finishing skills (scoring for fun in the state league), aggressive… still raw, needs to develop overall game’
‘great work ethics, tracks back, creates space, always has to play at 100% of his ability to make a difference’
‘Leandro Damiao would still require a work permit, as far as I know he doesn’t have a european passport’
Our very own Sandro has said of him…“He is a very strong guy, he is the perfect size for English football, he can do very well here. Not only do Spurs want him, we read that other sides are also interested in Leandro Damiao.
Damiao is a guy who is globally known. He’s got quality. The directors always talks to me about Brazilian players. They asked me about Leandro Damiao and I told them he’s a fantastic guy of high quality. Hopefully we will knock on the door of Inter [Internacional] very soon.”
My concern in my capacity as harbinger of doom and dark foreboding monger is quite simply, ‘is the the boy any good?’ The Grauniad and others have suggested he’s been on the radar of Real, Barca, Liverpool & Yanited with suggested RRP of £15M.
I guess a good few hadn’t really heard of Modders or Sandro prior to their arrival and they are two of our best players…