£5.2m ex-Tottenham Hotspur man scores four in 13-0 win

Former Tottenham Hotspur man Giovani dos Santos was in ruthless mood in a friendly game on Wednesday afternoon.

Giovani dos Santos' time at Tottenham was a frustrating one for everybody.

It was clear to see he was immensely talented, but it didn't work out for him. Theories varied; he wasn't a Harry Redknapp player, he was too easily distracted off the pitch, he missed Spanish football.

Whichever, and in all likelihood it was a bit of all three, he was eventually sold in the summer of 2012 to Real Mallorca where he began to rebuild his career.

An impressive personal season couldn't help them stave off relegation, and Dos Santos was sold to newly promoted side Villareal for the exact same fee he signed for Spurs for, £5.2 million.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a solid season so far, scoring 7 goals and providing 5 assists in 13 games.

He massaged those figures somewhat today in a friendly match, although it would certainly be a bit cheeky to count them towards his season total.

Villareal faced off against touring Indonesian side Mitra Kukar, who had lost 5-0 to an Atletico Madrid team days earlier.

With no midweek fixtures, Villareal were able to field a strong side similar to the one which has helped them climb to fifth in La Liga this season.

They thrashed the visitors 13-0, and Dos Santos was the star. He bagged four goals - which included three in the final seven minutes.

We aren't sure what the touring Indonesian side will have learned from being beaten so badly, but the small Mexican forward can't be unhappy with his latest run out.


image: © Pedrito Guzman

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