Tottenham eye striking Plan B as Damiao deal is rebuffed

Braga striker EderTottenham are readying a summer move for Braga front-man Eder, after seeing their recent attempts to sign Leandro Damiao rebuffed, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Spurs are believed to be in the market for forward options, with manager Andre Villas-Boas only possessing Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe for the latter stages of the club’s Premier League and Europa League campaigns.

They made a late offer on deadline day for long-term target Damiao, but a £17m proposal was knocked back by Internacional.

It was expected that the Londoners would return with another offer over the summer, but reports are circulating that they may scrap their pursuit of the 23-year-old.

One option AVB is thought to be considering is Eder of Braga, who has been in fine form for the Portuguese side this term.

The 22-year-old, who has netted nine times this season, is believed to be available for around £8m, a considerably lower sum than Damiao.

His buyout clause is thought to be £26m, but Braga would accept a much lower figure due to financial difficulties.

Eder has also attracted the attention of both Norwich and Swansea, but it’s likely that Spurs would be his favoured destination.

Although he was born in Guinea-Bissau, the striker has represented Portugal at international level, winning four caps.

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