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Tottenham close in on deal to land 6.5m Brazilian midfielder Sandro

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02 Dec 2009 13:03:18

Tottenham close in on deal to land 6.5m Brazilian midfielder Sandro

Tottenham Hotspur are set to complete the £6.5million signing of Brazil midfielder Sandro from Internacional. The deal is expected to be announced following the final matches in the Brazilian Serie A this weekend. The 20-year-old could leave his homeland a champion if he helps them to victory against Santo Andre on Sunday. Tough tackler: Internacional midfielder Sandro dispossesses Corinthians' Brazil legend Ronaldo White Hart Lane boss Harry Redknapp has tracked the 20-year-old since the summer, openly talking of his admiration for the physically imposing holding midfielder.   'We've only got three central midfield players,' said Redknapp in October. 'Jamie O'Hara went, Kevin-Prince Boateng went, Didier Zokora went. Suddenly we're very, very short in there. 'So I'm looking for someone else who can play in midfield here. We've been looking at Sandro. He's just breaking into the Brazilian team from the Under-21s. He can play. He's a modern-day midfield player. 'I'd like to go and have a look myself as well and, if we do decide to do anything, it'll be up to the chairman to push it on from there.' Latin flair: Andres D'Alessandro celebrates scoring for Internacional Internacional will receive 70 per cent of the fee, with the rest going to third-party owners. Sandro is due to fly to England to complete a medical and sign a contract within the next 10 days. Fellow Internacional midfielder Andres D'Alessandro has also claimed interest from Spurs. The Argentina international, who played under Redknapp at Portsmouth three years ago, is a more attack-minded player and he would be available for a similar fee.  Fergie: Forget Carling Cup exit, Spurs CAN break into the 'Big Four'Spurs legend Jurgen Klinsmann rules out a return to the BundesligaCOMPETITION: Win Jermain Defoe's five-star adidas F50i bootsCHECK OUT THE BRAZILIAN LEAGUE IN OUR STATS ZONETOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC


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