Londoners have been tracking playmaker for some time now.
Tottenham Hotspur have received a huge boost with the news that coveted Internacional attacker Leandro Damiao is still interested in moving to White Hart Lane for next season, despite the north London club failing to qualify for the Uefa Champions League, reports the Daily Express.
Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been keeping close tabs on the hugely talented Brazil international for some time now, and only just failed to sign the 23-year-old during the recent January transfer window, with a deal falling through at the very last minute.
And the Portuguese had feared that Spurs’ failure to finish in the top four of the Premier League last season, and with it gain entry into the Uefa Champions League, would mean an end to their dream of bringing the in-demand forward to the capital when the transfer window reopened for business on July 1.
Damiao has netted 82 goals in 147 matches in his three years with Internacional and his agent has now spoken about where his client may end up this summer, saying: “If it was just a matter of money, he would have left a long time ago. Leandro Damiao’s dream is to play the World Cup.
“If he leaves, it will be to a big club, he is under contract until 2016 and the club gives him every condition for him to achieve that dream.
“Our idea is to always work with big clubs, all players dream of playing in the Champions League. But Tottenham are an important club in London, we can’t rule them out.”