Brazil winger urged to snub Tottenham for Germany

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Brazilian centre-back Dante has urged his international teammate Bernard to snub interest from Tottenham and move to Borussia Dortmund instead, according to

The 20-year-old Atletico Mineiro winger has been tipped to leave the Brazilian club this summer, with Andre Villas-Boas reportedly interested in bringing him to White Hart Lane.

But Dante, who plays in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich, has advised his Brazil teammate to ignore the Premier League and play in the German top flight instead.

"I talked a bit with Bernard and I explained the philosophy of this country," Dante told Terra.

"He is a talented boy who will adapt to Germany. If that is his desire then I hope he will do it. I gave him some tips."

Bernard, who has enjoyed a breakout 18 months playing alongside Ronaldinho at Mineiro, would be better suited physically to the Bundesliga, according to Dante.

"He may not have the physique like many other players but he is a player who would suit Borussia Dortmund's style of play," continued the Bayern Munich star.

Bernard stands just 5ft 4ins tall - an inch shorter than Tottenham's own diminutive winger Aaron Lennon.

He's been tipped to replace Mario Gotze in the Dortmund team, with the Germany international set to join Bayern Munich this summer.

Bernard has three caps for his national team, after helping Mineiro to qualify for the Copa Libertadores last season. He's hit 11 goals in 59 appearances so far in his career for the club and featured against England during Brazil's recent friendly.

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