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Tottenham In The News: Sandro To Leave Spurs For Return to Brazil


In a report on ESPN, comments from Sandro and his agent put the player’s future at Tottenham in doubt and the Brazilian midfield player could be leaving White Hart Lane this summer.

The report on ESPN suggests that Sandro could return to Brazil to join his former club, Internacional. The comments come from Sandro and his agent as they await developments in the summer transfer window and were reported on Twitter by Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC).

Sandro’s agent said that if Sandro goes, it will be a permanent deal which is all that Tottenham will consider. Sandro spoke of a possible move back to Brazil, saying,

I do not know anything yet, but I’m happy to have my name talked about by the size of a club like Sao Paulo. It would be very difficult for a loan here. If out, would have to be sold and it is not close.

Sandro suggests that there had been previous interest from other clubs but no acceptable offers were made. He commented,

……other teams came, however, with little money. President (Daniel Levy) negotiates every market…….. it is not easy.

This news broke on the day that the Brazil World Cup squad was announced. Sandro hampered by injury over the past 18 months wasn’t included but it was no real surprise as he hasn’t featured in the Brazil team since his injury in January, 2013.

Sandro has been out of the Tottenham team in recent weeks and hasn’t played since being used as an emergency central defender in the Europa League game against Benfica in Portugal. His relations with Tim Sherwood have been strained with the manager preferring not to deploy a holding central midfield player.

I’m Not Injured
Sandro challenged the manager’s authority when tweeting on the morning of the Fulham game that he wasn’t injured with Sherwood providing a curt response that Sandro wasn’t ‘good enough’ to be selected for his team.

Sandro commented on Tim Sherwood and the current managerial situation at Tottenham, saying,

He will resign at the end of the season. New manager, new everything.

Sandro, ‘The Beast’, who has a contract at Tottenham until 2016 is a great favourite with fans at Spurs for his powerful performances and whole-hearted play in central midfield. He joined Spurs in 2010 and has made 105 appearances in all competitions, scoring 3 goals. There have been concerns, however, over his future since the injury and doubts over whether he will return to full-fitness and the form we saw in the first half of last season when he and Mousa Dembele formed a formidable partnership.

Many supporters would be disappointed to see him leave Spurs but at the moment based on the comments from Sandro and his agent that is something that is under consideration. The final decision, however, could depend on who is to be manager at White Hart Lane next season.

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  • jim

    On the day the great Maurice Norman turned 80, beginning to think another former centre half, Mauricio Pochettino, might be the man for Spurs.
    Need a good football man to sort out our squad, letting some go, bringing some in, and going for that elusive balance.
    Also someone who will get Spurs defending better.
    You could even get quite interested in the prospects for 2014-15.

    • Logan Holmes

      He could well get the opportunity and at least has PL experience and Southampton played with a style that we’ve been nowhere near the past two seasons.