Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro has been re-united with Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has been reunited with former boss Harry Redknapp after joining Queens Park Rangers in an £8m deal.

The 25-year-old Brazilian joins the newly-promoted R's on a three-year contract and links up with Redknapp once more - the man who brought him to the Premier League from Internacional in 2010.

Speaking to the club's website, Sandro said: “I like new challenges and this is one I’m really looking forward to. Working with Harry again, who I share a great relationship with, is very special to me.

“Football is in my heart and I’m very happy at this moment. I’m very pleased to be here and I’m looking forward to meeting my team-mates.

“I had a good relationship with the fans at Tottenham Hotspur and I will try my hardest to get the QPR fans to like me."

Redknapp added: “He’s been a massive target of mine all summer and I honestly didn’t think we’d be able to pull it off – it’s a real statement from the club, from the owners, to bring in a player of his undoubted ability.

“He brings energy, aggression, power and quality. They call him the Beast. He’s not only a top quality footballer, but a fantastic boy as well. He’ll lead by example for us.

“Tottenham fans loved him and I’m sure the QPR fans will too.”

The Brazilian international fell down the pecking order at White Hart Lane last season, making just 17 Premier League appearances.

Former head coach Tim Sherwood dropped the midfield enforcer, labelling him as "not good enough" to be selected towards the end of last season.

In four years at White Hart Lane, Sandro made 106 appearances, scoring three goals. Sandro's only first-team appearance this season came in the 3-0 Europa League win over AEL Limassol. 

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