Spurs ‘snubbed’ in Damaio bid

Spurs have an affiliation agreement with Internacional and last

year signed midfielder Sandro from the Brazilian club. Sandro has

impressed during the second half of the Premier League season and

the midfielder says he has recommended his compatriot to the Spurs

board. However, while Internacional have previously admitted it is

inevitable that Damiao will eventually leave the club, an opening

bid of 12million euros (£10.6million) from Spurs has been

rejected. “It’s the first offer that we have received and we have

refused it,” Luigi said. “I said I didn’t want to sell now. I

warned that he’ll only leave at the end of the year and for more

money. “Tottenham has offered 12million euros for Damiao, but we

think that it’s not enough for a player that is 21 years old and

that has an excellent future.” Damiao is reportedly valued by

Internacional at £17million and is already a full

international for Brazil. His exploits in his homeland have also

seen Arsenal, Barcelona, Manchester United, Benfica and Roma linked

with bids.