Damiao poised for Tottenham move
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil international striker Leandro Damiao is reportedly on the verge of joining English premier league club Tottenham Hotspur.
The highly-rated 22-year-old hinted Tuesday said that he was ready for a new challenge, but added any move hinged on his Brazilian club Internacional.
"I can`t say much, it depends on Internacional too," Damiao said.
"Of course my wish is to stay, but there comes a time when you need to go. I don`t know whether it is that time. If an offer arrives, then we will decide."
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp reportedly sent the club`s top talent scout Ian Broomfield to watch Damiao in Internacional`s Brazilian first division clash with Coritiba Sunday night, reported Xinhua.
The London club is understood to be willing to pay $24 million for the forward.
Internacional coach Dorival Junior admitted the club was prepared for the prospect of losing the star striker.
"We have to get ready. here is nothing concrete yet but it is natural that several players draw attention." Dorival said.
"We will try to anticipate any loss by signing another player to minimize any damage to the team."
Damiao has scored 18 goals from 25 first-team appearances for Internacional in 2012.
He has also reportedly attracted interest from Porto, Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- DNA: Exclusive report on the extreme sacrifices made by ITBP soldiers
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- Read letters by Ratan Tata to PM Narendra Modi and Group employees after Cyrus Mistry's ouster
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town