Move to Tottenham on hold as Ranieri returns for training at Internacional

January 3, 2010 at 15:24 2 comments

Sandro Ranieri

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After apparently agreeing personal terms with Tottenham Hotspur, a January move to north London is becoming less likely for Sandro Ranieri.

Despite the speculation surrounding an imminent deal with Spurs, the midfielder will report back for training at Inter on Monday.

This news, plus the fact that the Brazil player is facing problems in securing a work permit for the Premier League side, may force Tottenham to look elsewhere for a holding midfielder.

For the most part, Ranieri has taken a backseat during the negotiations with Spurs. While he has said he was flattered by the club’s intention to sign him, the 20-year-old has never really displayed a massive amount of enthusiasm about joining the London side.

With the transfer window open until the end of this month, Tottenham still have a chance in securing the midfielder. But with growing complications, and because of Ranieri’s apparent indifference to a move, Inter are becoming more confident that they may be able to hang on to their player until the end of the club’s run in the Libertadores.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. BigL  |  January 5, 2010 at 15:28

    I pretty pleased with that, he would be wasted at spurs.
    He would be better off having a good world cup and them moving to a bigger club in the summer.

  • 2. Frank  |  January 9, 2010 at 14:48

    Yes he can move to a “bigger” club and spend 80% of his season as a benchwarmer or he can potentially become a legend at Spurs as we seek to re-establish ourselves as a “big club”.


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