The Demise Of Giovani Dos Santos

Daniel ChesterCorrespondent IMarch 13, 2009

Almost one year ago, Giovani Dos Santos was scoring a hat-trick for Barcelona in a 5-3 victory over Real Murcia and claimed as one of the hottest properties in world football. It turned out to be his last game for the Catalan giants as in the summer transfer window he joined Tottenham, a decision which seems to have made his career go in a drastic direction.

No longer in the plans of his manager Harry Redknapp, who took over from the sacked Juande Ramos, the man who signed him, he looked into a January loan move to Portsmouth.

In the end, the move fell through due to his demands, so he was forced to grind away in the reserves and try and force his way into some sort of first team reckoning—until now.

Deemed surplus to requirements, joining Championship Ipswich Town on loan for the rest of the season has turned out to be his only option, and the once sought-after Mexican will be plying his trade in the lower leagues.

No disrespect to Ipswich fans, but Giovani will not of expected to be playing there after making an £8.6million move in the summer.

Hopefully his career will get back on track, but is this just another case of wasted, overrated talent?