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Leandro Damiao

Discussion in 'Transfer Archives' started by Ginola99, 11 Dec 2013.

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  1. VolSpur

    VolSpur Ramon Vega

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    Thought he'd atleast be getting on now with the amount of windows we've been linked with him. Seems like we've been watching him for the past 15 seasons.
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    Now that's a name I haven't heard mentioned for a coule of seasons. Im sure around 2011 he was feted to be the next big thing alongside Lucas Moura.

    Pato and Ganso would be two very interesting players if we were able to get them imo.
     
  3. Neymar

    Neymar Biggest Bozo 2015 Gooner WUM

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    yep, ganso and neymar were the two wonderkids to come out of santos in recent years. ganso was even more highly rated than neymar at one point, although that was partly due to the fact that he was older. and he was being labelled the new zidane. however, in the past 2 years, his career has stagnated. probably because hes just not that good. but also because hes had a couple of knee ligament inuries.

    i don't think we should be signing ganso or damiao. we have enough playmakers in our team, many who are likely better than ganso, and are also young. and for damiao, he's probably not good enough for us either. he's miles behind Jo and Fred for the national team. and we woudnt want those two guys, so no point getting damiao imo. and although hes still young-ish, i think hes around 25 now. so very unlikely to improve to a worldclass standard. which is mainly why he was so highly rated a few years ago. ie. his value was in his potential. that doesnt exist now.
     
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    Yiddo Dean Richards

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    Cheeky bid? \o/
     
  5. SpursNorway

    SpursNorway Ilie Dumitrescu

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    When you saw how bad Fred and Jo played in the WC, and Damiao wasnt even in the squad - I think its reasonable to think its ok we didnt buy him ;)
     
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    Robbo Steve Carr

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    I'd say that's a very valid point indeed.
     
  7. NWND

    NWND Banned

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    Yeah but Scolari also left out Coutinho and Lucas (PSG).

    Those two could have instantly solved what I saw as Brazil's chronic lack of creativity and over-reliance on Neymar in instigating attacking moves. But he left them at home.
     
  8. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Scolari chose his side two years ago and has been drilling them since, not that it showed.
     
  9. NWND

    NWND Banned

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    Ha, no. They were a bland, tired looking side devoid of any skill and creativity.

    I'd also have played Hernanes in midfield over Paulinho.
     
  10. Superted

    Superted Jonathan Woodgate

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    Kaka
    Ronaldinho
    Baptista
    Robinho

    Seriously, you could make a decent team out of the Brazilians left behind.
     
  11. JubbaChainsaw

    JubbaChainsaw Darren Caskey

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    Add in Sandro and Coutinho as well
     
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    Kingdawson Banned

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    Sandro ,Coutinho and Lucas (PSG) should have gone for sure but those 4 listed are all washed up has beens.
     
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    Superted Jonathan Woodgate

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    Still would have done a better job than a Neymar-less Brazil.
     
  14. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Bump - just to highlight an example when Levy said "Hell no - not a that price!" and was proved right.. :-"
     
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    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    From Wiki:

    Leandro Damião da Silva dos Santos, commonly known as Leandro Damião (Brazilian Portuguese: [leˈɐ̃dɾu daˈmjɐ̃w̃]; born 22 July 1989), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Santos FC on loan form James Maw's intercourse dungeon
     
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    Gazza Mauricio Taricco

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    Can we just despair if he doesn't sign for us this jan ... you know it makes sense
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Bullet dodged there for sure.
     
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    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    Andrew Gaffney ‏@GaffneyVLC 26m26 minutes ago
    Andrew Gaffney Retweeted Fran Montes de Oca

    As reported last night, the famous Leandro Damiao is in Sevilla this morning ahead of a medical for Real Betis.

    For those asking about a price, I believe he’s arriving on a free transfer on a deal until the end of the season with an optional 1-2 years.

    :D
     
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    DublinSpur Scott Parker

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    You're most likely right of course. But it's worth pointing out that there's no way to know how a player might have progressed if he'd joined a different club at a certain point. Spurs might have been the perfect fit for him and his career could have taken a completely different path if he'd arrived here a few years ago.

    As I say though - I tend to agree with you on this, but we'll never really know for sure.
     
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    Finney Is Back Simon Davies

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    Michael Ricketts was a similar one. Ended up fading to obscurity after just missing out on a move to us when Hoddle was our manager. People ended up saying that it was a bullet dodged. However he had so many good attributes for a centre forward that I think he would've been successful in our team.
     
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