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Jul 102010
 

Well, considering our lack of activity so far in the transfer market I’ve decided to take a closer look at one player we have actually signed – labelled by some as ‘The new Dunga’ ….. Sandro Ranieri Guimarães Cordeiro.

Samba Sensation - New Spurs Man Sandro

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It might be a while until we actually see Sandro in the famous Lillywhite shirt so to tide us over until then I’ve pooled together a few facts and put together a short video showcasing the players abilities.

Born on 15th March 1989, Sandro was a graduate of Internacional’s youth academy in Brazil. He signed his first professional contract and began his senior career in 2007 as an 18 year old.

A defensive midfielder by trade, Sandro likes to get forward and involved in attacking play as often as possible, a typical Brazillian trait.

At just shy of 6’2″ Sandro is a real presence on field and should compliment the current crop of midfield players Harry Redknapp currently has at his disposal.

Sandro will join up with his new teammates at the end of Internacional’s Copa Libertadores campaign, however you would imagine he would be in need of a rest at the end of a long season and time to settle in so don’t expect to see him much before christmas ….. if we’re lucky!

When the news of the transfer to England broke Sandro said Spurs are “a great fit for me” and that “a club that is growing every year makes it the ideal club for me”.

At international level he has captained his country at Under – 20 level and led them into the 2009 South American Youth Championships.

He made his full international debut against Chile in a World Cup qualifier on 9th September 2009 and was unlucky to miss out on a squad place in Dunga’s 23 for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, named as 1 of 7 backup players.