After a strong performance and a game-sealing goal against the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final this past weekend, Mexican International Giovani dos Santos is weighing his options for leaving Tottenham as offers begin coming in.
Sure, the Mexican side had already scored every goal they would need to win the tournament, but that doesn't make Dos Santos' goal any less spectacular, as he danced around goalkeeper Tim Howard and several American defenders before finally chipping the ball into the far corner from the top of the box. It was spectacular in every sense of the word, and you can bet that people took notice.
Tottenham Hotspur acquired Dos Santos from Barcelona in 2008, after he had scored a hat trick against Real Murcia in his final game with the Spanish club. The reported transfer fee was six million euros.
Since that moment, Dos Santos has been in a state of limbo with the North London squad.
Manager Harry Redknapp was once quoted saying of the Mexican's professionalism, "If he could pass a night club as well as he could pass a ball, he'd be all right."
The Spurs have consistently expressed that Dos Santos' lack of discipline does not fit well with the club's vision, nor with English football in general. As a result, most of his time under contract with Tottenham has been spent out on loan or on the bench.
In the most recent of such loans, Dos Santos played 16 matches for the La Liga side, Racing de Santander, scoring five goals in the process. Dos Santos has said in recent interviews that he misses playing for Spanish squads in La Liga, and would like to eventually return.
Said Dos Santos: "I still don't know where I am going, but thank God things are going well now and I have some offers."
And with Spurs showing little interest in putting Dos Santos on the field, those offers must be nice indeed. Perhaps, if he can keep his cool and show his suitors a competent level of discipline, his days in Tottenham limbo are nearly over.