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Mexico forward Giovani completes deal to join Tottenham

Mexico forward Giovani completes deal to join Tottenham

Giovani dos Santos completed his move from Barcelona to Tottenham on Tuesday after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
"I've come here to further explore my qualities and give my all for my new team," said the 19-year-old Mexico forward. "As a young player I have come to a club where I feel there are many opportunities for me ...
"This is clearly a big club with a lot of ambition, and I can see it growing in the future."
Manager Juande Ramos is building a young squad to lead Tottenham into the Premier League's top four.
"If Giovani progresses as we hope, he will be a terrific player," Ramos said. "This is a young player with a lot of potential, whom I have watched for some time and I am delighted he has joined the squad.
"For us it is an exciting signing because he has excellent quality, he operates well in different positions and, above all, is technically excellent."
Giovani joined for euro6 million (US$9 million) on a five-year contract, but the fee could rise by another euro5 million (US$8 million) depending on his appearances.
Barcelona would be handed 20 percent of any transfer fee if he is sold within two years or 10 percent thereafter.
Giovani joined Barcelona in 2002 and made his first-team debut last season, scoring a hat trick in the final league game of the season, a 5-3 win over Murcia.
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Updated : 2021-04-12 15:00 GMT+08:00