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The £22m Tottenham Pair Who Have No Choice But to Leave White Hart Lane: Should Harry Offload Giovani & Pavlyuchenko

Spurs Duo who can’t get a look in as north London side go from strength to strength.

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Meanwhile in the only player-related transfer rumour to be unearthed in a sweep of today’s papers, Portsmouth are ready to splash some of the money nobody is quite sure they have on Tottenham‘s Giovani Dos Santos. Having spent the second half of last season on loan at Ipswich Town and featured in nothing more prestigious than the League Cup for Spurs this season, the Mexican midfielder is about as popular with Harry Redknapp as a Jermain Defoe stamp on Aaron Mokoena and will probably be the latest player to travel the well-worn furrow between White Hart Lane and Fratton Park. (Guardian)

Giovani is very much the forgotten man at White Hart Lane, thus far only seeing action in the Carling Cup, but in all fairness what can Harry Redknapp do? Clearly he has the north London side purring at present and any changes would be a backward step and whilst in theory the Mexican starlet could get a few minutes coming off the bench that wouldn’t really do anyone any good.

The former Barcelona man may well benefit from a move to Fratton Park where he could be a big fish in a relatively small pond but perhaps a loan deal would suit all parties as opposed to Harry allowing the £6m man to make a permanent exit. There is no doubting the talent the 20 year old attacker possesses it just so happens that he is at a club who are doing fantastically well this season and are doing so without his help, a similar problem affects Roman Pavlyuchenko who can’t get himself in the first team picture and he too may be better served seeking an exit.

Both players are top notch but it is a sign of the vast improvement sparked by the arrival of Redknapp that both international stars are simply surplus to requirements at the club.


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