The 20-year-old midfielder is urged by his Brazil international team-mate, Dante, to join Borussia Dortmund rather than move to White Hart Lane because of his physiqueBrazil defender Dante has advised his international team-mate, Bernard, to choose Borussia Dortmund over Tottenham.
The Atletico Mineiro midfielder is set to leave the Brazilian outfit this summer and has been targeted by Andre Villas-Boas for a move to the Premier League but the Bayern Munich centre-back believes that the 20-year-old's physical stature is better suited to the Bundesliga.
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"If that is his desire then I hope he will do it. I gave him some tips."
The midfielder, who stands at 5ft 4in, would find it easier to adapt with his other suitors, Dortmund, according to the Bayern defender.
"He may not have a physique like many other players but he is a player who would suit Borussia Dortmund's style of play," the centre-back observed.
Bernard has scored 11 goals in 59 appearances for Atletico Mineiro, plus another 14 in 16 games during a loan spell at Democrata, earning him three international appearances with the Brazil national team.