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Dos Santos Confirms Tottenham Move


The Mexican winger Giovani Dos Santos has completed his £5million move to White Hart Lane from Barcelona this afternoon. Dos Santos has signed a 5 year contract and joins up with his team mates for pre-season training on July 7th. It was a signing we discussed last weekend here on

Spurs had been in the running for his signature for the last couple of weeks, but had to fend off a late bid from Manchester City to complete the deal. Dos Santos has cited the main reason for joining Tottenham is coach Juande Ramos and the two will be hoping for a successful season, both domestically and in the UEFA Cup.

Dos Santos is Tottenhams 2nd major signing of what seems to be developing into a very busy summer of transfer activity for the North London club. Ramos has also made his feelings clear about signing Portsmouths French defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra as he looks to strenghten the squad. Everton have also indicated they are preparing a bid for Spurs’ England Under 21 International Tom Huddlestone, expected to be around £6 million

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  1. Ivan

    June 6, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    [quote]The Mexico international will sign a five-year deal in a move which will cost an initial £4.7m and could rise to £8.6m depending on appearances.[/quote]

    Seems a reasonable deal. As i’ve said before i don’t think Dos Santos has developed at the level say Anderson and Vela from the u17s. He could well be a success in England but is still quite a distance from the finished article. He has yet to show his full potential and what should concern is his arrogant mentality that has been reported by the papers in Spain, which along with not getting first team football, is why he is leaving Barcelona. His attitude is a problem especially considering he has yet to achieve anything at senior level football.

    One of the few decisions i agree with Domenech on is that Diarra is a better option in midfield than say Flamini. Surely if he stayed at Arsenal he would be in the team. Aside from his obvious attitude problems i think Diarra is a much more dynamic footballer than Flamini capable of become a main stayer in the French midfield.

  2. Tomas Rose-hickey(formerly alex hleb)

    June 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    after spuds, next stop for diarra is the j-league.

  3. Tomas Rose-hickey(formerly alex hleb)

    June 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    my money is on anelka.

  4. Kartik

    June 6, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Good one!

    Diarra seems well on his way to that record. I can never keep track of where he is at the moment!

  5. Paul Bestall

    June 6, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Diarra is certainly a strange one. Is he trying to break the record for most clubs played for in one career??

  6. Tomas Rose-hickey(formerly alex hleb)

    June 6, 2008 at 11:20 am

    this officially proves what all gooners came to realize..that diarra is a c*nt.

  7. Paul Bestall

    June 6, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Good point about Eriksson there, he’s going to be working with two top quality coaches on a regular basis. He has certainly shown flashes of brilliance over the last season, so Tottenham know what potential the boy has. I think Ramos is the type of coach that make Dos Santos even better.

  8. Dom

    June 6, 2008 at 9:33 am

    He certainly has potential and can become an impact player if he works hard and gets regular playing time.

  9. Kartik

    June 6, 2008 at 9:05 am

    This isn’t hyperbole:

    I feel Gio has the potential to become one of the best players in the world. He holds the key along with Carlos Vela for working with Sven to turn El Tri around and back to the dominant force they should be.

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