Dos Santos puts ball back in Spurs’ court

It was only several weeks ago that Giovani Dos Santos completely wrote off his Tottenham career, stating that he was either going to leave this summer or just allow his contract to run down. However, in remarkable fashion it now looks as though the 23-year-old has experienced a change of heart, stating that it is completely up to the club as to where his future lies.

It would be fair to say that Giovani has been a huge disappointment following his £5m transfer from Barcelona in 2008. Despite arriving with a glistening reputation, the attacking midfielder has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane and has been limited to just fourteen starts. Most of his football has been played in various loan spells, with the Mexican playing for the likes of Ipswich, Galatasaray and Racing Santander during his four year stay at Tottenham.

Bearing the above in mind, most people have been bracing themselves for the player’s exit. In fact, following an interview just several weeks ago, Giovani seemed to be quite aggrieved at his current situation and stated that it was just a matter of time before he exited the club. However, it now appears he has neutralised his stance and while he says that he would prefer to play his football in Spain next term, he also conceded that he is happy to respect his current contract. He said, “I have always said I want to play in Spain but it doesn’t depend on me, I’m under contract with Tottenham.”.

Even though Andre Villas-Boas is now in charge of first team affairs, it still seems unlikely for the midfielder to remain at White Hart Lane in the long-term. It appears as though he is hugely unsuited to British football and Spurs could still demand a modest transfer fee considering his impressive form for both his national team, and for Racing Santander.