Spurs midfielder Giovani dos Santos joins Mallorca
Real Mallorca have completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani dos Santos for €1 million. The 23-year-old has joined Los Bermellones on a four year deal and will be presented to fans on Monday evening. There is a clause in the deal which means the London club will retain 50% of the player’s next transfer fee which has helped to lower the current fee considerably.
The deadline day deal brought to an end Mallorca’s chase of Birmingham City striker Nikola Žigić after the Serb kept delaying the deal. Los Bermellones originally gave up on the ideal of signing Žigića couple of days ago after becoming tired of his delaying tactics until he reiterated his desire to move to the island. He then assured the club early on deadline day that he had sent the paperwork, but by mid-afternoon Mallorca lost patience and cut Žigić off.
In other transfer news, Alcorcón completed the season long loan signing of striker Sergi Enrich. Mallorca failed to find a loan deal for Rubén Miño, nor could they find a permanent move for Juan Calatayud.