Reports have been coming through today that a permanent deal for Giovani dos Santos could be tied up before the weekend. There has been much speculation about Gio’s future since the transfer window opened and according to Villareal’s vice-president Jose Manuel Llaneza, Gio’s White Hart Lane misery could soon be at and end.
“The negotiations are well on the way and it seems like the player wants to come to Villarreal,” said Llaneza.
“The deal is not finalised, but we expect a solution by the weekend. Villarreal needs more attacking players.”
Without a loan deal, Dos Santos has been seen in a Lilywhite shirt a little more this season but his performances have done little to change the manager’s mind, amidst suggestions that he needed to get fitter and work harder in training.
Gio could conceivably have played in Friday’s FA Cup tie against Watford but by the time the game kicks off, the talented but frustrating Mexican may well have left the Lane for good.