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Spurs confirm Giovani capture

10 Jun 2008 - 15:57:21

Tottenham have completed the capture of Barcelona's Mexico international forward Giovani dos Santos.

The 19-year-old made 33 first-team appearances for the Catalan club last season, scoring four times, and has also represented his country on five occasions.

A brief statement on Spurs' official website read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of Giovani dos Santos to the club, subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms."

The player has agreed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane, with Barca having a 20 per cent sell-on clause if he leaves Spurs in the first two years of his contract, or ten per cent from that point on.

Spurs will pay an initial fee of 6million euros for Giovani, with another 5million euros payable dependent on his appearances for the north London club.

Giovani's father, Zizinho, told Record last week: "It is an honour that a club as important as Tottenham want to sign Giovani.

"Tottenham's ambitious plans have excited Giovani and he just wants to go there and help the team in any way he can.

"It is obvious that leaving Barcelona is a risky decision, but with his qualities it appears that it could be the best option for him."

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