Mexican set for talks with Villas-Boas.
Giovani dos Santos could yet stay at Tottenham after admitting the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas ‘could be good’ for his career.
The 23-year-old winger handed his new boss a timely reminder of his talents, coming off the bench to score twice as Mexico beat Gabon 2-0 at the London Olympic Games.
Dos Santos has endured a miserable spell in north London since arriving from Barcelona four years ago, making just 17 league appearances and spending three different spells out on loan.
But he is hopeful of a fresh start under the Portuguese after being frozen out by former boss Harry Redknapp.
“I’ve not spoken to the new trainer,” he said. “I’ll wait until the Olympics is over and then we will talk.
“I have to see what he thinks and then we will decide that’s best.
“It could be good for me. There could be opportunities now that the club has a new trainer. I have one year on my contract and I can’t do anything until that has run out.
“Until now it’s been frustrating for me. It was a big disappointment that Harry Redknapp didn’t play me and I don’t know the reasons why as I almost never spoke to him.
“But I would like to stay in England and the most important thing is that I play. It could be that there is a space if Modric leaves but I don’t know exactly.”
Dos Santos was criticised by Villas-Boas on Friday for suggesting that he wanted to leave N17 but it is thought that the Portuguese is ready to give the forward a chance.
Villas-Boas favours a 4-3-3 system that relies heavily on goal-scoring wingers, which could suit the Mexican maverick.
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