Spurs line up Brazilian
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham are reported to be lining up a move for NAC Breda winger Leonardo.
Tottenham are reported to be lining up a move for NAC Breda winger Leonardo Vitor Santiago.
Reports suggest Spurs are ready to make a move for the Brazilian when the transfer window reopens in January.
Arsenal and Wigan are believed to be keen on Leonardo, but Spurs are hoping to steal a march on their Premiership rivals by luring him to White Hart Lane.
The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the best young players in Holland and his performances helped Breda escape relegation last term.
Spurs boss Martin Jol is searching for a left-sided winger as he looks to solve the side's problems on the left and Leonardo is now thought to be his top target after failing to land Stewart Downing.
Dutchman Jol is using his contacts in the Eredivisie to try and tie up a move for the former Feyenoord man.
Leonardo's current contract expires at the end of the season and Spurs are ready to offer a minimal fee to bring him to White Hart Lane in January as Breda will be determined not to lose him for nothing in the summer.