Will Leandro Damiao Finally Sign With Tottenham?

By Thomas O'Dell
Leandro Damiao has been linked a move to Tottenham for years
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The perpetual Leandro Damiao to Tottenham transfer saga could finally come to an end in this window, as Internacional are reportedly resigned to losing their star striker.

No transfer window would be complete without this deal nearly happening, and it looks like this summer will be the same old story once again — a frequent rumor which keeps the fans interested. But, Tottenham now look like they’re in a position to purchase the Brazilian star, with funds available to Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas.

With AVB as manager, there would certainly be more of a motive for Damiao to sign, as he could communicate in his native tongue.

Leandro is a well-rounded striker. He’s a prolific goalscorer for club and country, has the ability to hold up the ball and is a real predator in the area, often finding himself in the right place, at the right time.

It’s not normally Tottenham’s transfer policy to buy big, but they will have to do that to secure Leandro’s services. It would sent out a big message to Tottenham fans and the football world, one that includes their star man Gareth Bale.

Marquee signings are key to ensuring players like Bale, Jan Vertonghen and Sandro remain confident that Tottenham is the best option for their futures. Just like the Bale to Real Madrid rumor, there won’t be an end to the Leandro Damiao links until he either signs, or retires from football. If he doesn’t sign this window, the rumors will simply persist until the next.

Will Tottenham finally finish it off this summer? They’re in need of a prolific striker, and Leandro is that.

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