Giovani Dos Santos Leaves Tottenham for Real Mallorca

Jeremy ClemmonsContributor IIIAugust 31, 2012

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 01:  Giovani dos Santos of Mexico goes past Timm Klose of Switzerland during the Men's Football first round Group B match between Mexico and Switzerland on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on August 1, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Out of favor Mexican attacker Giovani Dos Santos has officially moved to Spanish outfit Real Mallorca from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee, according to

The 23-year-old has been a controversial player in world football. A former student of Barcelona's illustrious youth academy La Masia, Dos Santos has spent the last few seasons out on loan with various European clubs. 

In 2009, he had a brief but successful spell at Championship side Ipswich Town before moving the following season to Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray in 2010.

Last season, Dos Santos was sent on loan to La Liga side Racing Santander and performed impressively, recording five goals and three assists. 

It was perhaps this success that tempted Mallorca to sign Dos Santos. 

What happens from here is a mystery to fans. A superstar and consistent quality performer for his home country Mexico, Giovani Dos Santos never appeared to convince Tottenham of his apparent worth. 

Speculation was that new manager Andre Villas-Boas was keen to keep the midfielder, who is currently recovering from an injury suffered at the Olympics, but the permanent move away from North London shows this not to be the case. 

Real Malorca currently sit sixth in La Liga.