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Former Tottenham defender Rodrigo Defendi looking forward to linking up with old coach

Rodrigo Defendi during his Vitória de Guimarães days
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Former Tottenham Hotspur player Rodrigo Defendi has revealed his delight at joining Vitória.

The 27-year-old has signed for the Salvador based team following an unsuccessful spell with Botafogo last season.

Defendi is best known for his time with Tottenham when he was a youngster, although he failed to make a single first team appearance for the club.

He was only a teenager when he moved to England and has enjoyed a degree of success elsewhere in his career including at Portuguese side Vitória de Guimarães.

The defender is now looking forward to working alongside Ney Franco again, he told Lance: “The trust Ney’s putting on me is essential to my tranquility.

“Having worked with him in the past, I do only work with a clear head to be able to think and grow here.”

Defendi worked with Franco during his early days with Cruzeiro, before moving to Tottenham as a 16-year-old.

He is expected to make his debut for the club this weekend and will hope under the influence of Franco he is able to perform consistently for his new team.

 
 

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