Close your ears Tottenham fans – The Metro are reporting that Inter are ready to offer £6m for midfield favourite Sandro. However, here are three reasons why Spurs should keep hold of the 24-year-old Brazilian.
Since Andre Villas-Boas’ arrival in north London he has packed his midfield with athleticism and strength, and there are few more explosive than the Brazilian. He holds the frame, the power and the aggression needed to boss a Premier League midfield to maximum effect.
Following on from that, Sandro loves a tackle. He has won 3/4 of his tackles this season and forced opponents into mistakes with his determination to squeeze possession out of them. His movement enables him to stay a step ahead and compliments his ability to read the game, and there isn’t a similar player in the Spurs side.
Sandro can play alongside anyone, which is a rare trait. With Paulinho he is very much the ball winner while his partner picks the passes, and it’s the same with Mousa Dembele. Playing alongside Etienne Capoue allows him to press up the pitch more than usual knowing that he has support behind him, and that connection he has and the adaptability is priceless to Spurs, never mind £6m.