Tottenham have told Napoli that they want £20m fee for Sandro. What does that figure tell us about Spurs future plans concerning their Brazilian midfielder?
There have been frequent reports in recent months of Napoli, the Italian Cup winners, having expressed an interest in signing Sandro from Tottenham. Rafa Benitez has been an admirer of the Tottenham midfielder for some time and since the end of the season there have been stories linking Sandro with a move to Italy.
Last season was a disappointment for Sandro with injury problems and then falling out of favour with Tim Sherwood and their public spat over his non-selection for the Tottenham team in the final months of the season.
With Sandro unsettled at White Hart Lane, his agent has spent the past weeks working to initiate a move away from Spurs for the midfielder.
Sandro is a great favourite with the Tottenham supporters for his total commitment on the field and his affinity with fans. He has had problems with injury over the past 18 months and his recovery to full fitness took much longer than expected and ultimately saw him drop out of the reckoning for a place in the Brazil World Cup team which had been such an important goal for Sandro especially with the Finals in his homeland.
In light of the constant transfer speculation from Napoli and other clubs in Italy, including Inter Milan, Tottenham have indicated that they would require a fee of £20m fee for Sandro.
£20m Fee for Sandro?
What does this tell us about Tottenham’s and Mauricio Pochettino’s future plans for Sandro?
- Have Tottenham set a high fee to show that the player is NOT for sale
- Does it mean that Spurs are prepared to sell Sandro but they want a sizable fee and are open to negotiations with regards to a transfer?
Tottenham having an abundance of midfield players to call upon and continue to be linked with possible signings this summer. In such circumstances, Mauricio Pochettino may have decided that with his injury issues, it is time to sell Sandro and with the monies raised use it to strengthen other areas of the team with new players of his choice.