Liverpool have been linked with yet another Barcelona player with Mexican international Jonathan dos Santos linked with a move to Anfield this week.
The 22-year-old is highly rated at La Masia but with the massive competition for places at the Catalan club he has so far failed to make an impact with the team and has been demoted to the B team in recent weeks.
Such continued lack of recognition has left the player feeling deluded with his life with the Blaugrana:
‘Next season is incredibly important to me. I want to play more and more often. At the end of the season, I will sit down and see what’s best for me.’
It follows an assertion last month that he could indeed decide to continue his career elsewhere next season. At 22-years-old you can understand why especially considering his obvious talent and ability to play at the highest level.
West Ham and Everton have also been linked with his signature and with the World Cup in Brazil creeping up on him he will want to be playing regular first team football for the first time in his career in order to book his place on the plane if Mexico make it to the competition. It would mean a lot to the player considering his Brazilian roots; indeed his father Zizinho was a Brazilian footballer.
So could he do what his big brother failed to do and crack the Premier League?
Giovani dos Santos made his way to the Premier League from Barca as a teenager in 2008 with Tottenham Hotspur.
But the 23-year-old never made the grade at White Hart Lane and eventually found himself on loan at Ipswich Town; the only place he ever really made an impact in English football.
Nowadays he is playing for RCD Mallorca in La Liga and is currently embroiled in a relegation battle with the Balearic club.
For Jonathan he will be hoping a potential move to the Premier League can pay bigger dividends then it did for his brother with a move this summer.
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