Olympic Star Tells Tottenham Hotspur He Wants To Stay At White Hart Lane

Mexican determined to succeed under AVB.

Giovani dos Santos is set to stay at Tottenham after telling boss Andre Villas-Boas he doesn’t want to be remembered as a failure at White Hart Lane.

It appeared likely the Mexican would finally end his miserable four years in north London this summer, with a number of La Liga clubs said to be chasing the 23-year-old’s signature.

But dos Santos held showdown talks with told Villas-Boas this week and stressed he is keen to stay at Spurs. The Mexican’s future now rests with the Portuguese tactician, who is thought to be willing to give the youngster a fresh chance.

Dos Santos was sidelined under former boss Harry Redknapp, making less than 20 league appearances and spending three different spells out on loan after joining from Barcelona in 2008.

Redknapp famously said that if dos Santos could pass a nightclub as well as he could pass a ball, he’d be more likely to succeed in the Premier League.

Despite his lack of football at Spurs, the Mexican international has been consistently brilliant for the national team. He was named young player of the tournament at the 2010 World Cup and gave Villas-Boas a timely reminder of his talents with a brace from the bench as Mexico beat Gabon 2-0 in the London Olympics on Sunday.

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