Internacional Confirm They’ve Rejected Tottenham’s £17m Bid For Damiao

By on January 31, 2013

Leandro Damiao

Tottenham Hotspur have failed with a £17m deadline day bid for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, according to Sky Sports News.

The report claims Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is eager to add a striker to his squad before the transfer window shuts tonight, with Jermain Defoe the only senior forward available at present.

However, despite holding extensive talks with Internacional, Sky Sports claim Tottenham have failed with a late move for Damiao after seeing an offer worth in the region of £17m rejected by the Brazilian outfit. Internacional’s director Marcelo Medeiros said:

“Leandro Damiao won’t leave, the offer was below what we wanted.

“He is under contract with Internacional and will remain our player.” Medeiros is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

The 23-year-old has scored 24 goals in just 48 games for his club and is now expected to remain in Brazil until the summer. But Medeiros hinted a deal could yet be resurrected if Tottenham come back with an offer too good to refuse. When asked if the deal could still happen, he said:

“Of course. Lucas to PSG for example was a very good deal.” Medeiros is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

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So as it stands Damiao doesn’t look like he’ll be moving to White Hart Lane, but Daniel Levy loves a late deal so there is still time yet for a deal to be struck. Don’t give up hope just yet Spurs fans!

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  1. Mark

    January 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Congratulations we are now most likely to not get CL football!

  2. Mark

    January 31, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Congratulations we are now most likely to not get CL football.. No striker.. No chance of atleast 4th..

  3. stu

    January 31, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    just like mountinho we was so close to signing that would of cost 24 mil in the summer but never went back in for him…………….then damaio same thing left till it to late ……………levy just mugs us spurs fans off…………im sick of it….. levy out levy out

  4. Keith

    January 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Ffs!!!! This has moutinho written all over it!! Come on levy! We need this boy in a spurs shirt If we’re gonna play champions league footie next season! Stop being a stingy tus and offer the true value!! Lets wrap this over prolonged deal up and move the fuck on for the sake of all spurs fans and their sanity!! WE NEED HIM!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Mark

    January 31, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    This is ridiculous! We can’t wait so late then not make a substantial offer! Levy you’ve let the club and fans aspirations for CL football down!

  6. Keith

    January 31, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Well done levy!!! YOU DICK!!!

  7. Wandering Yid

    February 1, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Not sure who is the DICK …Levy for supossedly leaving it far too late or ….id readers who believe that he is that stupid ?????

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