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Sandro yet to arrive at Spurs

August 29, 2010
By Soccernet staff

New Tottenham signing Sandro has angered manager Harry Redknapp by failing to arrive at his new club.

Sandro in action for Internacional
GettyImagesSandro in action for Internacional

Sandro's transfer from Internacional was agreed back in March for a fee reportedly in the region of £8 million. It was also agreed the 21-year-old would join Spurs following the end of the Copa Libertadores on August 18.

Internacional claimed the 2010 Copa Libertadores with a 5-3 aggregate win against Mexico's Chivas Gudalajara and the midfielder was expected to show up in London last week, but Redknapp is still awaiting his arrival.

"Have we really signed him - or is he just a myth?", Redknapp told The People. I've never seen him here. He's supposed to be here...but not today!"

Sandro is set to join the Brazil squad of European-based players for a training camp from September 2-8 and Redknapp joked that he could have to travel to see his new star in action.

"I know he's meeting up with the Brazil squad next week and train in Spain," he said. "I might have to go to Barcelona for three or four days to watch him - maybe I'll take the wife!"