Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Giovani dos Santos rejected the opportunity to join Udinese in the summer as he was holding out for a move to Sevilla.
Dos Santos recently revealed he was disappointed and angry that he failed to secure a switch to Sevilla, but appeared as a late substitute in the victory at Wolves.
“Gio wanted to move but we couldn’t let him go,” said Redknapp.
“We had a £13m offer from Udinese with £10m down and the rest in do-able bonuses with a big sell-on, but he wouldn’t go.
“He wanted to go to Seville who were offering around £3m. You can’t blame the chairman for not letting him go. Gio is a talent with a big part to play.
“Only him and Luka are here now out of the lads who wanted to leave.”
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