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Giovani Dos Santos to Tottenham – Spurs agree 5-year, £8.6m deal with Barcelona

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Tottenham will sign 19-year-old Giovani dos Santos from Barcelona on a 5-year deal, subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms.

The Mexico international will move to Tottenham in a deal which will cost an initial £4.7m and could rise to £8.6m depending on appearances.

Barcelona have retained the right to 20% of any fee should the 19-year-old move on from Spurs in the first two years of his spell with the club, and they will get 10% of any fee if he is sold later in his contract.

Dos Santos broke into the first-team under former boss Frank Rijkaard last season and made 16 starts in all competitions and came on as a substitute 22 times in the campaign. He also scored a hat-trick in the final league game of the season as Barca beat Murcia 5-3.

He’s a promising youngster but reported attitude problems plus the fact that he was behind Messi and Bojan in the pecking order at Barcelona has led to his exit and Tottenham under Ramos have offered him and Barcelona excellent terms for the winger’s services.

Can Giovani dos Santos solve Tottenham’s left-sided problem?

Comments (3)

  1. it does seem that he will be playing left side 0f midfield although he can play in the hole or as striker he is left footed but can play on the right i would exspect capel to be filling the left wing slot as he is an out and out winger, it does seem that mr ramos does have pulling power and i wouldn’t bet against him bringing david villa to, only a centre back and keeper to go. should be really intresting the next week or so as i think ramos wants players in place so he can hit the floor running

  2. The spuds were looking for a mexican ever since we got Vela & now they found a Barca reject. typical.

  3. Good signing! Im glad the deal has finally been closed he should be a very good player for us. Most important now is to carry on and buy a midfield destroyer and a GK and we should have a strong first 11 4 next yr. Oh and Raed u need 2 get a life that u hav 2 come onto a Tottenham forum and try 2 wind us up.