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Tottenham: The Inevitable Leandro Damiao Link

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With the summer transfer window approaching, the unstoppable Leandro Damiao to Tottenham rumour has resurfaced.

The deal was at its closest yet in January when negotiations were still taking place on deadline day.

Leandro is a wunderkind. Already a fully-established Brazilian International. he would improve almost every team in the Premier League. He is a complete forward, capable of scoring 20 goals or more in every flight of football. The question remains, is the transfer to Tottenham one he craves?

He’s certainly a great option and his stocky build would fit in well at Tottenham. He can hold up the ball, distribute it, and time his runs well. But, his real strength lies in his finishing.

Scoring 81 goals in 138 games for Internacional, he would be an invaluable asset if Spurs were to snap him up. Perhaps he’s an element that Tottenham have missed for a long time. He can play either as a lone striker, or with a partner.

Luis Cesar Souto de Moura, Internacional director of football, said recently that Leandro was “the most likely player to leave”, which of course will fuel the media and fans into linking him with Tottenham.

Tottenham have a partnership with Internacional, which would be key to any deal, like it was with Sandro, his ex-club team-mate and international colleague.

Imagine the amount of Gareth Bale crosses he would get on the end of. Adebayor is far to static in many games, and needs to work harder to retain his place. Leandro would snap up a place on the team instantly, and I think this summer will finally be the transfer window where he signs for Tottenham. Fingers crossed.