“It’s a great opportunity that came by, I couldn’t let it pass. I have been in talks with Tottenham for a while, it’s a great club, with worldwide visibility. They asked me to come right away. It’ll be there for three months during which time I’ll try to adapt to English football and to the culture. I think I’m going to evolve, both professionally and personally by doing this choice. [Tottenham] have this squad renewing project so they asked me to join the team so that I will be fit to make my way in the next season.” – Bruno Uvini.
Despite the fact Harry Redknapp will likely be in charge of England next season, Spurs look to have set in some early transfer plans for 2012/2012.
Securing Eden Hazard would be a real coup and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy looks to have pulled off another shrewd move for 20-year-old Brazilian defender Bruno Uvini, who has come through the ranks at Sao Paulo.
Uvini joins Spurs for an initial three-and-a-half month period but is then expected to make a £3.1 million move to the surprise Premier League title challengers.
Like many who have come through the Sao Paulo youth system (e.g. Kaka), Uvini is regarded as a good prospect but picked up a serious injury last year whilst captaining the Brazilian Under-20 side.
He has played a total of 233 minutes of football for Sao Paulo in the top flight so comes to Spurs much more inexperienced than midfielder Sandro who had become an integral part of Internacional’s side before heading to London.
The 6.2ft central defender is physically imposing, strong in the tackle and also imposing in the air. On the video below he does though seem to go to ground easily and may struggle against very quick diminutive forwards.