Sandro 'open to Italy move' but knows fans 'consider him an idol' says agent

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro's agent has been talking about a possible transfer to Serie A.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro would be open to a move to Italy according to quotes attributed to his agent.

The Brazilian midfielder had a campaign to forget when he was singled out for criticism by former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood having been dropped from the side. But it seemed he was looking forward to a fresh start under a new coach when he told ESPN Brazil, “Then it’s a new coach; a new everything. I’m happy at the moment.”

But now Italian website CalcioMercato has published an interview with Sandro’s agent Luiz Paulo Chignall, in which he reveals the 25-year-old is attracting considerable interest.

When asked about specific interest from Napoli and Roma, Chignall is quoted as saying, “We have not had direct contact. We know that many clubs are following Sandro, because he has features that are rare to find on the market; he is a modern player.

“There is no official offer at the moment. We read many stories in the newspapers.”

Sandro’s agent also confirmed that the player would be open to a move to Italy, adding, “Now we have to wait for the opening of the summer transfer window and then we will know if he can leave Tottenham or not.”

But before Spurs fans get too upset at the prospect at losing the player they call “the beast”, it seems he is happy at White Hart Lane, even if his agent suggested – as is becoming the mantra of modern-day football – that the future remains unknown.

“He would like to stay in London and has a great relationship with the fans, who consider him an idol,” Chignall added. “But we cannot exclude that a club makes a good offer and Tottenham decide to sell him.”

So it seems that having made plenty of headlines for his exclusion from the side at the end of last season, he could also be generating a few column inches regarding his potential future, with that decision seemingly in the hands of the club and whoever ultimately replaces Sherwood in charge.

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