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Giovani Dos Santos is on the verge of leaving Tottenham

Giovani Dos Santos is on the verge of leaving Tottenham

Giovani Dos Santos is on the verge of leaving Tottenham

Mexican misfit Giovani Dos Santos will complete his exit from Tottenham this weekend, according to his country's Olympic coach.

Dos Santos has endured a nightmare four-year spell at White Hart Lane, making just two Barclays Premier League starts since he signed from Barcelona four years ago. Dos Santos, who will represent Mexico at the Olympics, has been allowed to leave the country's training camp this weekend to return to Europe.

He will complete a move to an unnamed club, according to the country's coach Luis Fernando Tena, who was quoted on mediotiempo.com, as saying: "The most important thing is his mental state. We never had a doubt when he told us (he wanted to go back to Europe). We told him: 'Go. Do it'."

The 23-year-old Mexico forward has had loan spells at Racing Santander, Galatasaray and Ipswich, but Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have recently been linked with signing the player on a permanent basis.

"He asked us if he could complete the transfer from Tottenham to another team," Tena added.

"He has to go to sign papers, he has to go to get them sorted out.

"He told us the name of the club. I can't say which club, but for us it is much better if he is relaxed, that he gets his contract sorted and that he comes back physically and mentally at his best level, content and knowing that he is going to play."

PA