There was one notable absentee from the list of deadwood that needed clearing in this summer’s transfer window but if you believe this morning’s reports, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp blocked a move for Giovanni Dos Santos, thereby preventing a deadwood ‘clean sweep’.
Gio was unavailable for much of Tottenham’s pre-season campaign due to his international responsibilities for Mexico, but despite some dazzling displays for his country, he hasn’t been considered for any of the club’s opening games.
If that is the case, why would Harry look to block any potential move out of the club as the player claims?
“I was very surprised that with two hours left, my coach has changed his mind,” Gio is quoted as saying.
“In three years at Tottenham I have not been taken into account and there has not been confidence in me at all. So I hope that this time I hear the truth when talking to him and we can get down to football.
“Both myself and my agent have been left disappointed, sad and angry at the way Tottenham have acted.”
So is Dos Santos about to get a chance? The player himself seems to think so,
“After such a long time without having any confidence in me I am now going to get my chance, which makes me feel weird,” he added.
“Even so, I mean to take this opportunity out of respect to the Tottenham fans and also because of the professional I am.”
If true, this would be a strange turn of events to say the least, so does Giovanni dos Santos suddenly have a chance of a future at Spurs?