Internacional gag Tottenham Hotspur target Sandro Ranieri

January 13, 2010 at 12:43 5 comments

No comment from Sandro Ranieri

With a probable move to Spurs on the cards, Porto Alegre side Internacional have prevented Sandro Ranieri from speaking to the press. Inter are close to selling the player to Tottenham Hotspur and have reached a delicate stage in the negotiations. The Brazilians though, are worried that Ranieri, who has been lukewarm over the move, may say something that impedes the transfer.

The sale is of major importance to Inter as trading Ranieri will pave the way for a partnership between Spurs and the Brazilian club. Under the proposed deal, Inter will send players from their junior teams for trial periods at White Hart Lane. If Tottenham sign up any of the players, Inter will have rights to 80% of the sales. The agreement could also see Spurs sending professionals or juniors to Porto Alegre.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kg  |  January 13, 2010 at 18:20

    Could you leave quotes from Sandro where he mentions that he is ‘lukewarm’ over the move please ?

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  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  January 13, 2010 at 19:04

    the ‘lukewarm’ is my interpretation of his attitude to the move. I base this on the fact that I have yet to read that he is really enthusiastic about leaving Inter and moving to London. Normally, here in Brazil when a player is on the verge of a big money move, he’ll start making comments about how he’s desperate for a new challenge …. his current club are holding him back and he wants the move right now ……. that this is a great thing for his career and family ….. this is the club/country he’s always wanted to move to etc etc. Of course, Ranieri may have said these things and I simply missed them.

    I’ve followed this connection with Spurs very closely and I just haven’t seen the ‘right noises’ coming for the player.
    What is on record is that he said he was prepared to leave everything to his agent and that he wasn’t too bothered about getting involved in the deal. Again, in my interpretation, this isn’t the attitude of a man desperate to move.
    So, that’s why I wrote ‘lukewarm’. But perhaps he’s just laidback? I’m sure we’ll soon find out

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    • 4. pitacodogringo  |  January 13, 2010 at 20:21

      thanks for the article KG.
      well, as i said i hadn’t seen anything before and the thing in the Mirror is from today’s paper. but those ‘dream come true’ comments have not been reported here.

      look out for a new post (which should be up soon) on the player as i’ve just read something Inter’s vice president of football has said and it doesn’t look encouraging

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  • 5. Kg  |  January 13, 2010 at 21:28

    Looking forward to it, thanks.

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