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Does Wigan's Signing Of Almería's Albert Crusat Negate Deal For Mexican International Giovani Dos Santos?

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Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico controls the ball as Heiner Mora of Costa Rica gives chase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico controls the ball as Heiner Mora of Costa Rica gives chase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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If you haven't heard yet, Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of right winger Albert Crusat from Almeria. Crusat likely doesn't have a whole lot of resale value at 29-years-old, but he's a quality winger who came at the bargain price of just £2 million. He'll provide Wigan with some fantastic depth and he might get a chance to start once in a while. However, this is not a Wigan blog, and the point of this post is not to talk about Wigan. It's to talk about Tottenham Hotspur and Giovani dos Santos.

As both Andy Lane and Bryan Ashlock discussed earlier today, Gio has been strongly linked to Wigan in a deadline transfer. While Gio plays as a No. 10 behind 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez for El Tri, he has played on the wing for Tottenham when he's played and it's likely that the Premier League teams who would sign Gio are looking at him for the same purpose. With Wigan signing a right winger earlier today, that interest might have decreased significantly.

Setanta disagrees and thinks that Martinez is still interested, but I'm skeptical. If we're going to offload Gio, it's probably going to be to a team we haven't heard about yet. Or, you know, we could keep him and play him in Rafa's spot while he's out with his hamstring tear.