Not sure how much truth there is in this one, but it’s interesting, so I thought I’d bring you it anyway and see what you think …..
According to a few different sources today AC Milan are attempting to broker a deal with Daniel Levy, which would see Giovani Dos Santos move to the San Siro and Klaas Jan Huntelaar make the opposite switch.
Milan have now accepted that the £14m which they paid for the dutch striker is no longer a reflection of his current market value and are prepared to offload the former Ajax and Real Madrid man for a reduced fee.
Huntelaar has struggled for form since leaving Holland, scoring only seven goals in 21 appearances since his most recent switch to Milan and AC chief executive Adriano Galliani himself said that Huntelaar is set to leave, probably for the Premier League.
The Italians are hopeful of signing Dos Santos after the Mexican forward impressed during his country’s World Cup campaign.
Despite his exploits during the tournament, the exciting forward is not in Redknapp’s plans at White Hart Lane and he is keen to offload the player who has struggled to make the first team squad on a regular basis since his arrival from Barcelona.
If these reports do turn out to contain any element of truth, I think I’d have mixed feelings on this one. Sure, Huntelaar would be good business at a fee lower than the £14m Milan paid for him and I’m sure he’d be able to do a job for us, especially with his Champions League experience. Dos Santos however, is a player I would love to see given a real crack at the Premier League next season. After a great World Cup for Mexico his confidence must be sky high and his performance against Villareal the other night in our friendly (bags of energy, drive and enthusiasm when he came on!) suggests he’s ready to knuckle down and fight for his place.
Given a choice I’d like both, but if I had to choose between the 2 …….
I’d rather keep Gio !!!
What do you think ???
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