English media believe Dodo is a go-go for Tottenham
According to English sports radio station talkSPORT English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move for Roma’s Brazilian defender Dodo.
Spurs have struggled this season and the left-back role has been a particular problem for the north London club. The former Corinthians youngster is allegedly seen as the answer.
André Villas-Boas was sacked this week following a poor start to the season but Tottenham’s technical director Franco Baldini is still in place and has good links with Dodo’s club Roma. He is also apparently a fan of the Brazilian.
Baldini worked in the Eternal City between 1999 and 2005 before returning for two years in 2011 before leaving to move to England this summer.
He is the prominent figure when it comes to transfers and the two clubs worked together smoothly for the transfer of Argentine Erik Lamela.
Dodo, 21-years-old, came through the youth academy of Corinthians but barely featured for the club although he enjoyed success when he moved on loan to Bahia in 2011.
He transferred to Italy in 2012 and although he isn’t a regular in the starting eleven, he is highly rated and was linked with a move to Manchester United in 2010.
With Tottenham’s first choice left-back Danny Rose only just returning from injury and back up Jan Vertonghen currently injured and also discontent about playing as a full back, a move for Dodo seems genuine.