There is an outside chance Tottenham target Leandro Damiao could miss the Confederations Cup this summer, which could be good for the club.
Tottenham's pursuit of Leandro Damiao is ongoing, with his agent referencing the club once again today as an 'important' option.
For the player himself, he is presently most concerned with his fitness, hoping to play a big part in Brazil's Confederations Cup bid on home soil later this month.
His potential involvement is under threat after suffering a thigh injury in training.
The severity of it is as yet unknown, but the Brazil coach Luis Scolari has been concerned enough to call up a replacement, with fellow striker Fred also suffering a suspected fractured rib.
With under 10 days to the tournament's kick-off, Damiao has limited time to recover, and tests will take place on his injury over the upcoming days.
His replacement is former Manchester City striker Jo, who plays for Atletico Mineiro.
Tottenham should be crossing their fingers that Damiao doesn't make it, because then they can continue their transfer pursuit of him.
If he plays in the Confederations Cup, they will not get a chance to seal any deal until July, whereas if he does not they could even have him on board in time for pre-season.
It would also prevent the possibilty of his performances in the tournament driving up his price tag, an occurence which could easily happen if he finishes as top scorer, as well as intriguing more competitors for his signature.
This one will play out over the next few days or so, and Spurs fans should cross their fingers he does not make it to prevent the saga dragging on.
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