Dortmund to challenge Tottenham for Brazilian

Leandro Damiao Internacional forward

Borussia Dortmund are tracking Tottenham target Leandro Damiao for a summer transfer, according to TalkSport.

After scouting the striker for over two years, Spurs tried to sign the Brazilian star on deadline day in the January transfer window. However, the London club failed to meet Internacional’s demands, and the 23-year-old stayed in his home country.

Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy came under criticism in the January transfer window for not signing a striker, leaving the club with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as the only recognised senior strikers.

So Villas-Boas will be desperate to bolster his side’s attacking options, and will be ready to rekindle his interest in the Brazilian striker in the summer.

Despite rumours that Napoli could also be interested in the signing Damiao, Dortmund look to be the more likely team to threaten Tottenham for his signature.

The German champions look set to lose striker Robert Lewandowski in the summer, with Manchester United looking like the most likely club to sign the Polish striker. This will mean Dortmund will also be looking to boost their attacking possibilities, as well as Tottenham.

Damiao has scored twice for Brazil in his 14 appearances, and was the top scorer in the 2012 Olympic Football, where Brazil won the silver medal, losing to Mexico in the final.

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