Pompey to rescue former Barca star

PORTSMOUTH boss Tony Adams hopes to add Tottenham's Giovani dos Santos to the loan signing of Bayer Leverkusen striker Theofanis Gekas.The 19-year-old Mexican - son of Brazilian player Zizinho - joined Barcelona in 2001 where he made 28 appearances, scoring four goals.

PORTSMOUTH boss Tony Adams hopes to add Tottenham's Giovani dos Santos to the loan signing of Bayer Leverkusen striker Theofanis Gekas.

The 19-year-old Mexican - son of Brazilian player Zizinho - joined Barcelona in 2001 where he made 28 appearances, scoring four goals.

The striker, who made his Nou Camp debut when replacing Thierry Henry, scored a hat-trick against Real Murcia on the final day of the 2007-9 season before Spurs moved to bring him to White Hart Lane for an initial �4.7m.

Since his arrival in North London, the teenager has made just six appearances for his new club.


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Spurs have to pay 20% of any sell on fee to Barcelona in their first two years of owning him and 10% of any sell on fee thereafter.

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