£40m bid to blow Tottenham out of the water

Leandro Damiao is one of Brazil's brightest prospects

Spurs transfer target Leandro Damiao is now a target for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk – with the club set to bid a staggering £40 million for the Brazilian striker. (talksport)

Spurs spent large parts of last summer chasing Damiao, whose full name is Leandro Damiao da Silva dos Santos, however they could not come to an agreement with his club Internacional.

At 22, the striker is seen as one of South America’s brightest prospects, and has an impressive goalscoring record since breaking into the first team last year, with 51 goals in 82 games.

At just short of 6 foot 2, Harry Redknapp is believed to see Damiao as ideally suited to the physical nature of the English game.

Yet, it remains to be seen whether Tottenham Hotspur will have the funds to match Donetsk’s rumoured £40 million bid.

Internacional are unlikely to reject such an offer, while the move may appeal to Damiao, with 8 fellow Brazilians currently in the Donetsk squad.

While it is doubtful that Daniel Levy would sanction an equivalent bid, the Spurs chairman will not give up hope on landing the Brazilian international, having built a good relationship when signing Sandro from the club last year.

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