North Londoners ready last-minute swoop for Internacional star.
Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up whether or not to make a move for Internacional forward Leandro Damiao during the January transfer window, says the Daily Star.
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The North Londoners have been keeping close tabs on the Brazil international for some time now, but his club have consistently rejected their overtures, demanding at least £20 million for his services, which Spurs have deemed too high a price, so far.
However, the club’s stance has now dramatically changed, especially following their shock recent FA Cup exit at the hands of Championship side Leeds United which badly exposed the Spurs’ lack of firepower in attack in the absence of the injured Jermain Defoe and the Africa Cup of Nations-bound Emmanuel Adebayor.
In spite of head coach Andre Villas-Boas’s public insistence that “we are happy with the options we have”, privately he has asked chairman Daniel Levy to stump up the cash to bring the exciting 23-year-old to White Lane before the window slams shut on Jan 31st.
And, in an attempt to persuade the Brazilian outfit to do business, Tottenham have also offered as part of the deal Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.
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