The arrival of Tottenham’s newest signing Steven Pienaar appears to have ended any hope Giovani dos Santos had of receiving more playing time. He is still under contract with Spurs but it seems as if Giovani will finally be leaving the London side.
Giovani dos Santos, a product of Barcelona’s famous youth academy, has become all but forgotten during his stay at White Hart Lane.
At 21-years-old, he is just beginning his career. He already has 34 caps for the Mexico national team and 6 goals, including a solid performance at last year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa which earned him a nomination for the young player of the tournament award. At Tottenham, he hasn’t been given the opportunity to develop his skills and meet the expectations that he set during his years with Barcelona.
When Rafael van der Vaart was signed by Harry Redknapp it seemed clear that dos Santos was no longer in his plans. With a total of 3 league appearances this season Gio looks poised for an exit. When asked about dos Santos Redknapp responded, “If he could pass a nightclub as well as he can pass a ball, he would be all right.” The manager’s recent statements on dos Santos show the lack of confidence in the young player and fuel the transfer talks.
It is certain that Giovani has a bright future ahead. Despite his time spent on the bench rather than the pitch he is still gathering interest from several teams. Let’s take a look at his potential new clubs.