Anfield side keen on White Hart Lane youngster.
Liverpool have emerged as shock contenders to sign Tottenham midfielder and Mexican international, Giovani dos Santos.
The attacking midfielder arrived at White Hart Lane from Barcelona in 2008, but has made more appearances on loan away from the club in the three years since then. The 22 year-old has enjoyed decent success on loan with the likes of Ipswich Town, Galatasaray and most recently, Racing Santander.
The attacker was somewhat forgotten at the North London side but since making the move to La Liga, seems to have revived his profile somewhat.
Although dos Santos is thought to prefer a move to warmer climates, if the Merseysiders will meet the £9.7m price-tag of the Mexican star, they could tempt Spurs into selling.
This would be something of a surprise move for Liverpool to make but it is worth noting that Anfield’s director of football Damien Comolli was the man who brought Giovani dos Santos to White Hart Lane from Barcelona so clearly the Frenchman values the Mexican youngster.
The 22 year old has made just two Premier League starts since his move to North London over three years ago and appears to not be part of Harry Redknapp’s first team plans. Given that Daniel Levy did not hand the Tottenham boss much in the way of a summer transfer fund boost it seems plausible that any decent bid for Giovani would be accepted.
Giovani dos Santos is an adaptable attacker who can play either in an advanced central midfield floating role, out wide or in the hole behind the strikers. He is young and clearly has the raw potential to make a name for himself and his top performances for Mexico prove he has the ability to follow up on that potential.
Liverpool have a number of midfield options but may feel that a new attacking weapon would come in handy. Though the likes of Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing were brought in over the summer the Merseyside club also lost Raul Meireles and sent out Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole out on loan, with neither looking likely to be part of Dalglish’s long term plans.