Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknap has taken an extraordinary u-turn and has declared that Mexican Giovani Dos Santos is in his first team plans at White Hart Lane this season.
Dos Santos has seen first team chances very hard to come by under Redknapp in the two and a half years the they have been at the club together. Spurs failed to make many signings during this summer transfer window and it seems Dos Santos has now all of a sudden become a member of the Spurs squad again.
Dos Santos has only made 10 Premier League starts for Spurs since signing from Barcelona in 2008, and the Mexican himself is bemused at the change of heart displayed by Harry Redknapp.
Speaking to Sport the 22 year-old said:
”I was very surprised Harry Redknapp changed his mind, given that in the three years I’ve been with Tottenham he has not used me or had confidence in me”
”I hope this time he is honest and tells the truth when I talk to him about where he would like me to play.”
”Both myself and my agent have been left disappointed, sad and angry at the way Tottenham have acted and after such a long time without having any confidence in me I am now going to get my chance, which seems strange”
“Even so, I mean to take this opportunity out of respect to the Tottenham fans and also because of the professional I am.”
Dos Santos also revealed how Tottenham blocked a potential move to Sevilla on transfer deadline day. He said:
“To be honest I already felt at another club, Sevilla, and we had already completed more than 50% of negotiations.”
“Almost everything had been agreed but with half an hour to go Spurs changed their minds, something I found very odd.”
Harry Redknapp has included Dos Santos in his 25-man Premier League squad for this season and it seems, totally unexpectedly, that the young Mexican has been dragged from the wilderness at Spurs and been given a lifeline and a future at White Hart Lane.
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