Giovani dos Santos

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  • A versatile attacking midfielder, Giovani dos Santos is much traveled when it comes to his club football, but he is a first team regular with Mexico. Giovani arrives in Brazil on the back of a fine debut season for La Liga side Villarreal and he will be a useful tool in Mexico's hunt for a Second Round berth as they look to qualify from Group A.

    Recruited at a young age by Spanish giants Barcelona, Giovani made his way up the ranks to feature in their first team where he won a Spanish Super Cup medal, but saw limited game time on the whole and made the move to Tottenham Hotspur in search of first team football in 2008.

    During his time at the London club, Giovani was loaned out to Ipswich Town, Galatasaray, and Racing Santander and was never able to make his mark before being sold to Mallroca in 2012. After just one season with Mallorca, he left following their relegation to join newly promoted Villarreal where this season he has scored 11 goals in 31 appearances.

    Following spells with the national side at varying youth levels, Giovani made his senior debut for Mexico in a 1–0 victory over Panama in 2007. He was instrumental in getting Mexico to the 2010 World Cup and gained recognition on the world stage by being named runner-up for the FIFA Young Player of the Tournament award. In 73 games for his country, Giovani has scored 14 times and has lifted 2 CONCACAF Gold Cup titles as well as winning an Olympic Gold Medal at the 2012 games in London.

    Giovani dos Santos 2014 World Cup Betting Tips

    Giovani dos Santos possesses the pace and skill to worry most defenders and he regularly finds himself in space in the final third. His goals to games ratio may not sound that encouraging, but as he tends to score in patches a good start in Brazil could make him a lively outsider in the Mexico Top Goalscorer market.

    Back Giovani dos Santos to be Mexico's Top Goalscorer at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.

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