Spurs line-up Brazilian as Bale replacement - reports

Published Add your comment

Tottenham have reportedly identified Lyon full-back Michel Bastos as a contingency signing, should the north London club suddenly find themselves bereft in that department.

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs would consider making their move for Bastos, should they lose Gareth Bale or Benoit Assou-Ekotto, with both players said to be attracting interest.

Although it would be difficult for Spurs to find a like-for-like replacement for Bale - should he leave White Hart Lane - Bastos would certainly provide Harry Redknapp with a versatile option on the left-flank.

The Brazil international is adept at playing in defence, or even a more advanced role, and has established himself as in important performer for Lyon.


Spurs, meanwhile, are also courting Bastos' international teammate Leandro Damiao, as Redknapp looks to bring in extra firepower this summer.

Reports have suggested that Spurs have already seen a bid for the Internacional striker rejected, while it has been claimed they may return with an improved offer.

Spurs have also been linked with Emmanuel Adebayor and Mirko Vucinic in their pursuit of goalscoring reinforcements.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again