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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Brazil striker Leandro Damiao claims he had a big offer to leave his club Internacional this summer.
Tottenham were among the Premier League sides linked with the 23-year-old, as well as the two Manchester clubs. He has also been linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Damiao top scored at the London 2012 Olympics but his club managed to fend off interest from some of Europe’s elite after repeatedly stating they were not interested in selling him.
The player has revealed he did have one concrete offer to leave the club, but refused to give a name.
“The value of the offer was very good for me and for Internacional,” he told to BandSports.
“But it didn’t happen. I think Giovanni Luigi is a great president and he knows what he’s doing.
“I’m very happy to be playing in Brazil. I’ll certainly leave at some point for sure, but not today.”