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Tottenham's Redknapp has high hopes for new boy Sandro

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has high hopes for new signing Sandro.

The 21-year old will make his Spurs debut in tonight's Carling Cup clash with Arsenal at White Hart Lane and it will be a testing time for the former Internacional player with most Tottenham fans and officials never seeing him play.

Redknapp hopes the club's chief scout, Ian Broomfield, has done the right thing by bringing Sandro in but his anxiety was calmed when former Brazil coach Dunga spoke highly of the player.

"We'll find out a lot about him from this game - and whether my chief scout has still got a job on Wednesday morning!" Redknapp quipped.

"I couldn't get to see him as it was during the season. I couldn't get to Brazil with us being in the situation last year where we were trying to finish in the top four.

"So [my chief scout] Ian went over and spent three or four weeks over there.

"When we watched some video before Ian went. We had loads of videos of Sandro and we thought he was worth Ian going out there because he had been recommended to us.

"We spoke to people in Brazil, we spoke to Dunga and they all came back to us saying: 'You've got a real good one there'. So we sent Ian over there and the first we saw of him was when he came over.

"I think Ian had three or four weeks out there and he saw him four times and he had no doubts. He raved about him."

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Andrew Slevison
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