Jonathan Dos Santos: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Peter Brownell@pbnoregard11Contributor IMay 23, 2013

Barcelona midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos is among many players being tipped with a possible transfer in the summer window. 

Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Mexican international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.


Age: 23

Contract Situation: joined Barcelona in 2012 and is under contract until 2015. 

Career Stops: Barcelona (2009-)

Current Campaign: Primera Division—three games; Copa Del Rey—three games.

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Scouting Guide

Dos Santos is a midfielder who plays as an attacking central midfielder for Barcelona and the Mexican national team.

He fits in nicely with Barcelona's tiki-taka style of soccer, competently capable of playing one-touch in tight areas.  His distribution is often incisive and he is a very technical player.


Where Next?

With scant playing time this season, all indications are that Dos Santos is on his way out of Barcelona.

Seeking more first-team minutes, the English Premier League club, Liverpool, might well fit the bill as a new home for dos Santos.  This piece in the Metro suggests as much at least.   

Word from the Mail suggests that both Chelsea and Arsenal could also be potential landing spots for dos Santos as Barcelona try to figure out how to make room to land Gareth Bale. 

Regardless of where he ends up, it will be critical for dos Santos' international career to find a club he can play for on a more frequent basis.  That will likely be the main motivation behind his decision.