Damiao agent claims Prem offers

Spurs have long been linked with a move for Damiao, who so far this

season has scored 17 goals in 13 games in the Brazilian league.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and AC Milan have also been credited

with an interest in the 22-year-old, along with Ukrainian outfits

Shakhtar Donetsk, Dnipro and Dynamo Kiev. Damiao signed a new

long-term contract in the summer and only this month, his

representatives indicated that he could decide to stay in Brazilian

football. His representatives Sivori & Asociados still believe

it is unlikely Damiao will move in January, but they claim there

are offers on the table. Pointing to the English interest, they

also confirm that Damiao does not possess an EU passport – although

e would likely gain a work-permit on appeal having already claimed

four full caps at 22. “The big clubs wait to take player like him,

to be sure that a player does well, that he can prove himself,” the

Sivori & Asociados spokesman told Sky Italia. “In January

Damiao would cost less than now, but was still considered a risk.

“Now Damiao has important requests: there is a good offer of

Tottenham, one from Arsenal and even some Spanish clubs are

sounding out Internacional,” he said. “It’s normal: he’s a striker

born in 1989, he attracts a lot interest. It should be considered,

however, that he has the non-EU passport.”