Report: Sporting CP want former Tottenham loanee Bruno Uvini

Bruno Uvini is on the verge of signing for Portuguese side Sporting.

The 23-year-old defender is best known for his miserable time with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, whom he joined on loan in 2012.

Having broken through at hometown club Sao Paulo, Uvini was considered a bright prospect, and he agreed a six month loan at White Hart Lane with the option to purchase him outright at the end of the deal, as per the Telegraph. Clearly Spurs had seen enough to believe a £3.2 million fee was acceptable for his signature, and he was predicted a bright future.

However, by the end of the 2011/12 season, the thrice-capped Brazilian international was departing North London after failing to make a single first-team appearance for the club.

His career has somewhat stalled since that move to Tottenham, despite joining Serie A club Napoli. He has made just two appearances for the Serie A club, as well as five for their Primavera side, although he enjoyed a promising loan spell with Siena in Serie B in 2013.

With his Napoli career looking over, he is actively searching for a new club, and a report in Portugal’s O Jogo suggests that he could be on his way to Sporting during this transfer window. There is no indication as to whether the deal would be permanent or a loan, but, with no future expected in Italy, it would come as no surprise to see him signing permanently.

Considering the incredible rate of progress made in Portuguese football, one would expect Uvini to start finally enjoying a strong run of football in a high-quality league, and he could just end up turning out in the Premier League in the near future.

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