Fan favourite reveals his biggest regret was leaving Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro revealed his regret after leaving North London in 2014 for QPR in an interview with The Guardian.

The Brazillian was signed from Internacional in 2010 for a fee believed to be in the region of £9m and became a fan favourite for his combative style in the middle of the park (Transfermarkt).

Sandro had just won the Copa Libertadores in 2010 and was a key target for Daniel Levy that summer.

After flying out twice to persuade Sandro to join, Levy had the midfielder sign on the dotted line for a team which had just qualified for their first-ever Champions League campaign.

“That team was sensational,” Sandro said.

“You had Bale, Modric, Van der Vaart. Aaron Lennon, Peter Crouch, Gallas, Gomes in goal. They were players who really made the difference.”

Sandro admitted there was interest from Manchester City, in particular, whilst he was at Tottenham.

“It wasn’t just City. There were other clubs. But it was City that came in with an official offer. In the end, I stepped back. I have a really special affection for Tottenham and I didn’t want to lose what I’d built,” said the Brazillian.

However, he holds a huge regret about leaving the club in 2014 when Mauricio Pochettino took charge.

“It was a privilege to have played there and to have had such a good relationship with the fans. I regret going to QPR much more, that’s for sure.”

Sandro made the move across London to join QPR for a fee in the region of £6million (BBC) before leaving England for Turkey in 2017.

Spurs Web Opinion

The Beast. Sandro certainly brought the passion and had a few stunning goals to his name by the time moved on from Spurs. That stunner against Chelsea and the beauty against Manchester United come to mind straight away.

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