Spurs snap up Brazilian talent

Image: Harry Redknapp: Has strengthened his squad with the signing of Bruno Uvini

Tottenham have signed Sao Paulo defender Bruno Uvini on a short-term loan deal, with a view to a permanent switch in the summer.

Loan move could become permanent

Tottenham have signed Sao Paulo defender Bruno Uvini on a short-term loan deal, with a view to a permanent switch in the summer. The 20-year-old Brazilian will link up with Spurs for an initial three-and-a-half month spell but is then expected to make a £3.1 million move to the north London club. Uvini is a Brazil Under-20 international and felt the chance to move to a big English club was one he could not turn down. "It's a great opportunity that came by, I couldn't let it pass," Uvini told Sao Paulo's official website. "I have been in talks with Tottenham for a while, it's a great club, with worldwide visibility. They asked me to come right away. "It'll be there for three months during which time I'll try to adapt to English football and to the culture. I think I'm going to evolve, both professionally and personally by doing this choice. "[Tottenham] have this squad renewing project so they asked me to join the team so that I will be fit to make my way in the next season." Uvini is particularly keen to test himself in the Champions League with Tottenham next season. "To play the Champions League is every player's dream," he added. "In the preparation period ahead of matches we used to watch the games and play it in video games too. I hope this is the right path for me."

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