Tottenham Hotspur target, Sandro Ranieri, gets Brazil call up

August 27, 2009 at 17:11 11 comments

Sandro Ranieri with the U20 trophy in Venezuela

Sandro Ranieri with the U20 trophy in Venezuela

The Brazilian Football Confederation, the CBF, has just announced that Internacional’s 20-year-old midfielder, Sandro Ranieri, has been brought in to replace the injured Josué.

The youngster will join the squad for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Argentina on September 5th and Chile four days later.

Ranieri was Brazil’s U20 captain and made 13 appearances scoring twice.

The player is highly-rated by Inter but only became a regular first-teamer when Edinho moved to Lecce earlier this year.

Tottenham were reported to be interested in signing the midfielder. Inter, however, are asking for around € 16 million for their player but the offer from Spurs was said to be less than half this amount.

See Brazil’s squad in full here


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. George  |  August 27, 2009 at 18:00

    Give them what they want.He is what we need.

  • 2. Stratty  |  August 27, 2009 at 18:21

    He will be if he has a left foot !

    Every summer 40 million for another bunch of players that dont produce, but have we finally been doing that for long enough that we now have THE squad.

    Or is early success just all about Harry?

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  August 27, 2009 at 18:32

      i’m pretty certain he’s right-footed

  • 4. wellsey  |  August 27, 2009 at 18:40

    Sure its not SANDRA from Sandbanks were not after?

  • 5. Chris  |  August 27, 2009 at 20:57

    So this call-up has nothing to do with extracting some more money from Spurs or overcoming any work permit problems?

    • 6. pitacodogringo  |  August 27, 2009 at 21:11

      Fala Chris
      it does seem a bit of a coincidence, doesn’t it? i doubt even die-hard Inter fans were expecting Dunga to call Sandro up

  • 7. Chris  |  August 27, 2009 at 21:01

    Mind you, Brazil’s midfield did need livening up with the likes of Gilberto Silva and, till he got injured, Kleberson still being selected.

  • 8. soccer  |  August 28, 2009 at 17:19

    “Hey, great post, very well written. You should blog more about this. I’ll definitely be subscribing.”

  • […] the difficulty in getting a work permit.  Yet, as luck would have it, Sandro was just named to the senior Brazil squad for its World Cup Qualifiers against Argentina and Chile which could influence his visa issues […]

  • 10. Frank  |  August 29, 2009 at 22:13

    Even with his call up, the paperwork is unlikely to be sorted out during this transfer window. If it’s definite then it’ll be January before he arrives or at the end of the UK season.

    Hey Jon, what about this strategic partnership Spurs just signed with Internacional? Personally can’t see what they will get out of it? Any ideas? Seems to be all in Spurs favour not that I mind that of course! Still top of the EPL!!!!

  • 11. Zeanstep  |  September 1, 2009 at 11:25

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