Julio Baptista closes in on Spurs move as agent heads for London

28 June 2010 10:25
London calling: Brazil star Baptista could be at Spurs

Julio Baptista's agent is to have talks with Tottenham later this week about a possible move back to the Premier League.  

Brazil midfielder Baptista spent the 2006-07 campaign on loan at Arsenal and could be heading back to north London after two seasons with Roma.

'The Beast' has also aroused interest from Greece and Turkey but Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is said to be particularly keen and is prepared to offer £7.5million.  

Reports in Italy claim that Roma official Frank Trimboli and Baptista's agent would have talks in London on Thursday.  

Trimboli was key in negotiating John Arne Riise's move from Liverpool to Roma and Alberto Aquilani's transfer in the opposite direction last summer.  

Baptista's agent Juan Figer said:'Julio wants a team who will let him play more. He is now at the World Cup and when that it is over we will decide his future.  

'He has a contract with Roma but everything is possible. He had a good first season but this year he has played less - although being at the World Cup at the moment with Brazil puts him in the shop window.'

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Source: Daily_Mail