Harry Redknapp has given his first major indication that Giovani Dos Santos could be set to stay at the club and take up a starring role ….. but only if his new found attitude sticks!!!
After an impressive showing for his native Mexico at this summers World Cup in South Africa, there has been no shortage of interest in the talented forward, with recent friendly opponents Fiorentina the latest club to have supposedly enquired about his availability on a season long loan deal.
In the 2 years since his arrival from Spanish giants Barcelona, Gio has had loan spells at both Ipswich Town and, last season, Turkish club Galatasaray.
When questioned yesterday on the prospects of Gio staying and proving himself in the Lillywhite shirt, boss Redknapp said :
“Giovani has got outstanding ability and we’ve got a good prospect for the future,” he said. “He has got to dedicate himself and show he can do it every week, but he is knuckling down.”
I think most supporters will let out a huge sigh of relief upon hearing this latest quote from Harry. With the lack of new signings this summer so far, the emergence of Dos Santos will be viewed by many to be as good as a new signing! Given the chance and a decent run in the first XI, we can hopefully see the Gio that the rest of the world was so impressed with this summer!