Damiao reveals offer
Striker happy to stay put
By Paulo Freitas. Last Updated: September 6, 2012 8:46am
Leandro Damiao: Had offer to leave Brazil
Leandro Damiao has confirmed that he had a 'very good' offer to leave Brazil, but is more than happy to stay at Internacional.
The Brazilian striker is one of the most in-demand players outside of Europe and his reputation was enhanced as he top-scored at the 2012 Olympic football tournament.
Tottenham have made numerous bids for the 23-year-old over the past two years, but recent weeks have seen Manchester United also linked along with Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Internacional president Giovanni Luigi insisted throughout the summer, and he reiterated it this week, that the club was not looking to sell and would only do so if somebody met his buy-out clause which is over £40million.
The player has now admitted that he did have an offer on the table to leave Inter - but he would not reveal the club in question.
"The value of the offer was very good for me and for Internacional," he revealed to BandSports.
"But it didn't happen. I think Giovanni Luigi is a great president and he knows what he's doing.
"I'm very happy to be playing in Brazil. I'll certainly leave at some point for sure, but not today."