Villas-Boas slams Dos Santos

  • Last Updated: July 27 2012, 9:54 BST

Giovani dos Santos has angered Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas after ruling out staying at White Hart Lane after his current deal runs out.

Giovani dos Santos: 12 months left on Spurs deal

The 23-year-old has got just 12 months left on the five-year contract he signed after switching from Barcelona for £4.7m.

But the Mexican midfielder, who admits he would like to return to Spain next summer.

And puzzled Villas-Boas has questioned the timing of his comments and will make a decision on his future when he returns to London.

Giovani dos Santos

9. Giovani dos Santos

Title Number
Appearances 23 (1)
Goals 9
Assists 6
Yellows 3
Reds 0
*Current Season

"I am not sure what Gio's thought process was, coming out with a statement like that," said the Tottenham boss.

"The player is contracted to the club. We respect him and are counting on him to return to club duty.

"Then we will make a decision that is best for the club."