Tottenham misfit Giovani dos Santos could be set to move to Inter as part of a swap deal for goalkeeper Julio Cesar, his agent has revealed.
The Mexican, who recently won a gold medal for his country at the Olympic Games, has failed to break into the first team at White Hart Lane since joining from Barcelona in 2008, and has spent loan spells at a number of clubs including Ipswich Town and Galatasaray during his time in north London.
However, the 23-year-old looks set to leave the Premier League after his representative Vicente Montes confirmed that a swap deal to bring Cesar to Spurs and take Dos Santos to the San Siro could well be in the offing.
Montes told calciomercato.com: “The truth is that Gio has always wanted to play in La Liga or Serie A so that’s what we’re aiming for.
“A swap deal with Julio Cesar? Often journalists talk without knowing the truth, but that is not the case here. Inter is one of the possibilities, I can’t deny that.”
The 32-year-old Cesar has won a plethora of honours since signing for Inter from Flamengo in 2005, including five Serie A titles and one Champions League crown, along with over 60 appearances for his country.
And Montes is hopeful that a deal can be done to revitalise the Mexico international’s career in a similar fashion.
He added: “Giovani wants the situation resolved as soon as possible and in the next few days we will try to find a solution, but negotiating with Tottenham is not easy.
“I would say it’s 50% likely he’ll go to Italy, 50% to Spain. There are other Italian clubs that want him and we’re evaluating the offers.”