Go For Damiao, And Oscar Could FollowBy: Robert Reed | July 10th, 2012
The Daily Mail jumped the gun somewhat today with their story of how a deal for Oscar to go to Stamford Bridge was rubber stamped. I know, that such a quality publication as that could make a mistake is unheard of but the fact is that the president of Internacional not only claims that this is not the case, but that his club have not even received an offer for Oscar or their other starlet, Damiao.
For me this rather begs a question. Why the hell not? Am I the only person who thinks that a Spurs midfield and attack featuring three top drawer Brazilians would be pure box office?
Sandro in the centre of midfield with Oscar and Damiao on the offensive would make us the most talked about and exciting club in the Premier League. Add players like Bale, Gylfi and the likely Adebayor to the attacking mix we have in our squad along with a suddenly very able looking defence of Walker, BAE, Kaboul and Vertonghen and this could be a season which would put all of Harry’s offerings in the shade. Even in goal things are looking good with the now likely arrival of French number one Lloris.
I know, I know, woulda coulda shoulda. If this and if that, but this isn’t pure fantasy. Adebayor and Lloris are looking pretty likely, but what of Oscar and Damiao?
Inter’s president has been quoted as saying that he accepts that his club are likely to lose their two prize assets this summer, so let’s at least try and make it happen. £40 million for the two could well be enough to prize them away, and despite having made a few buys already we haven’t really spent much of this huge war chest AVB is reputed to have access to. I think that, with Oscar particularly, time is of the essence.
It looks as though Chelsea are the likely first choice of the young Brazilian, but opinion seems to be that Spurs are favourites for Damiao’s signature. Well, the two players seem to have a very strong friendship; so could we not take advantage of that? For a young South American to suddenly be at a big English club must be very daunting, so how tempting and reassuring it would surely be for Oscar to know that he will be linking up with his buddy Damiao, and former teammate Sandro at Spurs? It also looks like Levy is willing to offer the big bucks in wages now to the targets who require it, so let’s do this!
I was reading an article earlier where Chelsea fans were discussing the likely position Oscar was going to play, counting their eggs before they are hatched. They are probably favourites for this one, but wouldn’t it be great to leave them with egg on their faces instead?
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