The agent of reported Tottenham target Leandro Damiao expects interest
05 January 2013 11:25
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The agent of reported Tottenham target Leandro Damiao says he expects a 'big European club' to come knocking for the Brazilian, but is unsure whether it will be this month.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has made no secret of his admiration for the Internacional frontman and has long been linked with a move for his signature. The 23-year-old is contracted at the Brazilian club until 2015 but his agent, Vinicius Prates, is not ruling out him making a European switch. However, Prates is unsure whether clubs will follow up their interest this month due to the nature of the market. He told Zero Hora: "European clubs are paying attention. "I think a big European club will come. But, on the other hand, in January - their winter, our summer - the clubs don't invest much. The big signings are made in the mid-year window, in August."
Asked about Tottenham's reported interest, Prates added: "While Leandro Damiao stays at Internacional, Tottenham will always be interested. "Andre Villas-Boas has liked him since he was Chelsea's manager."Prates says Damiao is happy at Internacional and intends to stay until the World Cup in 2014, but admits a move is a possibility.
Asked if the striker will leave, he said: "I can't say, the market changes a lot. But the project is to stay until the World Cup. "Leandro Damiao is doing well at Internacional, he is happy there."