Spurs target signs new deal

Spurs have been tracking the 21-year-old Brazil international since

last year and have already lodged more than one bid. The Premier

League club did look on course to finalise a deal for Leandro this

summer but now it seems he will be staying put. Internacional had

previously suggested that it was ‘inevitable’ that Leandro would

leave, however, they have now confirmed that their prized asset has

put pen to paper on a new five-year deal. “Plaudits must go to

president Giovanni Luigi, who did a tremendous effort to keep him

with us for this season,” said coach Paulo Roberto Falcao. “This

new agreement gives us peace and we can now close the talk of his

departure. “Now Leandro Damiao is at a wage level with the most

valued players in the country.” Internacional currently own 70 per

cent of Damiao so, unlike some of Brazil’s top youngsters, they

will indeed have the final say over his future.