Tottenham Hotspur hand trial to Brazil Under-20 captain Bruno Uvini

February 14, 2012 at 19:06 3 comments

Bruno Uvini

São Paulo’s 20-year-old central defender, Bruno Uvini, is set to go on a three-month loan period to Spurs. The youngster, though, will not figure in the first team at Tottenham. Instead, Spurs will use the trial period to access the player who has made just six appearances for São Paulo. The North London side have till 31st May to decide whether to use their option to buy the defender.
Full name: Bruno Uvini Bortolança
Position: centreback
DOB: 3 June 1991
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 85kg

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Frank SC  |  February 17, 2012 at 08:04

    Any thoughts on him John, the BBC’s Tim Vickery has been quite dismissive of him saying he looks “clumsy and vulnerable”. Did you see any of his appearances for SP? He was an U20 international so surely must have something about him?

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    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 17, 2012 at 15:49

      hi frank
      i haven`t read what Tim said about Uvini. but i’m guessing he said that U-20 level (or any other junior level for that matter) is often a poor indicator of how well a player will perform in a first-team at club level – i agree with Tim completely on this.
      for me, Tottenham are doing exactly the right thing. that is, they’ve seen something they like about Uvini but have not splashed out silly money on a youngster who may or may not come good. a three-month trial with an option to buy is a very smart thing to do –
      yes, i did see Uvini at São Paulo and he did dive in a few times. but he’s big, strong and quick so the basics are there. three months will tell Spurs exactly what they need to know

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  • 3. Messi  |  February 17, 2012 at 14:55

    thanks for imformation. nice topic

    Reply

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