Tottenham Spurs Set to Sign Giovani Dos Santos

Andrew BarrySenior Analyst IMay 30, 2008

Spurs have agreed a £12 million deal for Barcelona’s wonderkid Giovani Dos Santos.

Spurs beat Chelsea, Manchester City, and Inter Milan to the Mexican winger, and are also on the brink of signing defender Richard Dunne from City for £5m.

Dos Santos, 19, was swayed after meeting White Hart Lane chiefs in London back in January.

Inter and City were last night desperately trying to persuade agent Pini Zahavi to get the player to change his mind.

Spurs’ swoop has stunned Chelsea, who made two failed raids for Giovani after tracking his development for four years.

Barca offered Gio the chance to move on loan, but he has grown disillusioned with the Nou Camp.

This news is set to spark excitement among Spurs fans, this along with the 16.5 million move for Luka Modric and 5 million move for Richard Dunne.

This all makes me think, this is a bit Leedish, betting big on breaking into the top four. I have looked at their standing in the Deloitte Money League and it's one of the best, so why is Daniel Levy throwing it away, gambling for success?

Would it be better off building gradually with one or two big buys a season? Let's just hope that in five or so years Spurs don't lose a League 1 playoff with Doncaster.