Giovani dos Santos is almost certain to leave Tottenham in the summer according to their manager Harry Redknapp.
The Spurs boss revealed that the Mexican winger nearly left the club last summer, however a deal could not be agreed with Udinese.
The 22-year-old joined the north London club from Barcelona in 2008 for around £4.7million, but has only started two league games during that period.
Redknapp admits that he is a talented player, but concedes the club need to cash in on him this summer - before his contract expires at the end of next season.
"He is on the bench, he has got great ability, we nearly sold him at the start of the season for £13million to Udinese," Redknapp said.
"The chairman of Udinese came over and had a chat with the chairman and he wouldn't go and that was a lot of money.
"Gio is a good player and is a good lad. He has good ability but in the end his contract is gradually running out so I don't know what you'd get for him in the end.
"I don't think he wants to sign a new one so I think the £13million would have been a good deal."