“I would have played for free” – Former fan favourite expresses his love for Spurs

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has spoken for his love of the North London club.

The Brazilian moved to Spurs at the age of 21 from Internacional having been brought to the club by Harry Redknapp.

Such was Tottenham’s intent to bring Sandro to the club, chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to fly to Brazil on two separate occasions to get a deal over the line (Guardian).

Sandro was becoming a key player in Redknapp’s side until he suffered a serious knee injury against QPR in January 2013, which saw the player nicknamed Beast having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

In an interview with The Athletic, Sandro who is now 31 and back in his homeland as a free agent after leaving Goias at the start of December has recalled how playing for Tottenham was such a special time for him and even claimed that he would have done so for free.

He said: “I just loved playing for Tottenham,”

“Loved it. The people there… mate, it was sensational. I get goosebumps just talking about it. It was an inexplicable thing. I felt this special feeling inside. You don’t get that at every club, but I did there.

“I just found everything so beautiful. White Hart Lane: I loved that place so much. I would have played for free if they had asked me to.”

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