Tottenham Dealt Double Transfer Blow

By on July 18, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Tottenham receive a double transfer blow.

Leandro Damiao

Tottenham have been dealt a double transfer blow with the news that both Leandro Damiao and Miralem Pianic are set to stay at their respective clubs, according to the Express.

The report claims Spurs had hoped to finally bring long-term target Damiao to White Hart Lane this summer as boss Andre Villas-Boas looks to add to his strike-force. However, Internacional have revealed they wont be selling their hitman this summer with president Luis Cesar Souto de Moura insisting he’ll be staying until after next summers World Cup, even if they receive a large bid.

“If Al-Rayyan can keep Nilmar, we can keep Leandro Damiao, even if there is a big offer.

“It’s silly to sell Leandro Damiao this year, he has the chance to play the World Cup and improve at a personal and professional level.

“We are confident and we understand that he can wait another year, play the World Cup, increase his value with the national team and then be transferred and have other opportunities.” he’s quoted as saying by the Express.

Spurs have also suffered a blow in their pursuit of midfielder Pjanic who has declared he wants to stay at Roma. The Express claim Villas-Boas has been eyeing the 23-year-old this summer but speaking to Roma’s official website, he insisted he has no intention of leaving the Italian capital and is in talks about extending his contract.

“I don’t want to leave. Everyone at the club knows that.

“I’ve always wanted to stay here. I want to give everything to start the season well.

“I don’t know about the financial situation at the club. A new contract? It doesn’t happen overnight. We’re talking about it.

“The desire is there and we’ll see what happens in the future.”

So with Damiao and Pjanic unavailable, it looks like AVB will have to move on to other targets if he wants to add to his midfield of attacking options this summer. There is still plenty of time left for business to be done, and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest gossip.

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Are Spurs fans disappointed to miss out on Damiao and Pjanic? Get involved in the comments section below.

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9 Comments

  1. bianco

    July 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Yawn. shock horror

  2. Keano

    July 18, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Nothing new
    Tottenham should be lucky to have fans

  3. Sal

    July 19, 2013 at 12:01 am

    What a shame. There’s players that have ambition for money, some have ambition for the game but it seems to me Leandro Damiao has no ambition whatsoever.
    Forget this homesick baby and focus on Saldado.

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  5. Patterson

    July 19, 2013 at 2:30 am

    What double blow are you talking about. This is the best news possible. Damiao had no desire to join Tottenham and was being controlled like a puppet by the financial interests that own him.

    Why would we want or need Pjanic now that we have Paulinho. I would suggest that you use a more reliable source for your dross blog page – you might also want to use a more reliable proof reader – it is PJANIC not PIANIC.

  6. Marco

    July 19, 2013 at 5:05 am

    It’s only the gutter press media that stated we were after these players in the 1st place, now it’s the gutter press media stating we have lost out, the the gutter blogs pick up on it…..

  7. George

    July 19, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Bale to Madrid or M*n U next…

    • james

      July 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      off to man.u £50 million + rooney

  8. PeeLee

    July 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Where’s the ‘double transfer blow’?

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