It seems inconceivable that Spurs would attempt to block a move for Mexican international Giovani Dos Santos this season after the player claimed that Harry Redknapp vetoed a transfer last summer. In the meantime, Gio has continued to frustrate in his admittedly brief appearances in a Lilywhite shirt.
However, is it plausible that Lille would be tempted to consider a player plus cash deal to take Dos Santos to France in exchange for Eden Hazard? That’s the suggestion coming out of the Daily Mail this morning as Spurs start to look towards the next campaign.
Manager Harry Redknapp hinted that Gio would definitely be sold this time around.
“He is on the bench, he has got great ability, we nearly sold him at the start of the season for £13million to Udinese,” Redknapp said.
“The chairman of Udinese came over and had a chat with the chairman and he wouldn’t go and that was a lot of money.
“Gio is a good player and is a good lad. He has good ability but in the end his contract is gradually running out so I don’t know what you’d get for him in the end.”
So it looks like Dos Santos is finally on his way but could it possibly be as part of a deal for Eden Hazard?