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GIOVANI IS THE CHOSEN ONE

22 Sep 2009
Depor Sport revealed on Monday that the chosen one by Miguel Angel Lotina in order to replace the departure of Lafita is Giovani Dos Santos. The Mexican is not having too many minutes at Tottenham and might arrive loaned.

It isn’t a surprise, because Lotina has always been a fan of Giovani Dos Santos (20, Tottenham Hotspurs). Actually, the name of the Mexican has been linked with Depor during the last two summer transfer windows and after he left Barcelona FC. Since his arrival to the Premiership club, Giovani has been living in the shadows and without having too many chances, but on the spotlight with the national team of Mexico due to his latest performance.

Harry Redknapp already has a defined squad for Tottenham and Giovani is not part of the formation. On Sunday he was on the bench for the first time on the league season during the 0-3 defeat at Chelsea FC, but he didn’t play. On the current campaign Dos Santos has only performed for 90 minutes in the Carling Cup match against Doncaster Rovers.

But with the national team of Mexico, Giovani has recently exploded as he led his team to conquer the CONCACAF Golden Cup 20009, plus the two recent victories in the World Cup 2010 qualifiers against Costa Rica (3-0) and Honduras (1-0).

Depor Sport didn’t reveal the existence on any negotiation between Deportivo and Tottenham, the source just emphasised that the wages of the player are difficult to assume and points out that the only way to see the player arriving is through a loan operation, which will also represent a benefit for the English club since the winger/playmaker is not accumulation too many minutes at the squad.

The fact of knowing the name of the player that Lotina wants in order to replace Angel Lafita is considered as an important thing, because the Basque coach already said that he will only allow a signing if this player is the one he wants, “We won’t sign anybody just for the pleasure of making a signing. I just want one. If the one I want doesn’t come, we won’t sign anybody”. The coach said on the past week.

Together with the name of Giovani Dos Santos, other choices mentioned by the media are: Jordi Alba (20, Valencia FC), Míchel Herrero(21, Valencia FC), Dani ‘Torito’ Aquino (19, Real Murcia), Iago Falqué (19, AS Bari) and Tom De Mul (23, Sevilla FC)

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