Damiao 'likely to leave Internacional', admits club director

Mar 28, 2013 2:20:00 PM

The north London club have maintained a long-standing interest in the 23-year-old Brazil international, and reportedly had a bid turned down for him during the January window

Tottenham target Leandro Damiao is “most likely to leave” Internacional over the summer, according to the Brazilian club’s director of football Luis Cesar Souto de Moura.As Goal.com exclusively revealed in January, Andre Villas-Boas’ side had a €19 million bid for the striker turned down towards the close of the winter transfer window.

However, the north London club could be tempted to enter the race for the 23-year-old’s signature again come the summer following De Moura’s latest admission.

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“Leandro Damiao is indeed the player that is most likely to leave Internacional,” he told UOL.

“Especially because foreign clubs are interested. Damiao is the player of the moment, everyone is seeing that. He is a great player, he’s very special.”

Damiao’s contract with the Port Alegre club runs until 2017.

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