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Barcelona starlet rejected two offers to leave

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Barcelona starlet Jonathan dos Santos rejected two chances to leave the Camp Nou, according to Spanish newspaper Deportivo el Mundo.

23-year-old Dos Santos, who has been with the reigning La Liga champions for his entire career and is the brother of former Barca and Tottenham midfielder Giovani, has struggled to impose himself on a star-studded squad and rumours have persistently linked with a potential exit.

The Mexican international was subject to interest from Belgian giants Anderlecht last summer, but, according to reports in Deportivo el Mundo that were picked up by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, he rejected the chance to move to Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in order to fight for his place in Spain.

According to the same publications, Dos Santos was also apparently the subject of interest from Real Sociedad, with the Champions League outfit reportedly submitting a bid of €5 million to acquire his services.

That bid was apparently accepted by the Catalan club, yet again it is reported that Dos Santos rejected the opportunity to complete such a switch. 

Barcelona, who are in their first season under the management of popular Argentine Gerardo Martino, have enjoyed a fine start to the new season and currently sit top of La Liga having amassed 24 points from their opening eight fixtures.

They return to action following the international break with a trip to Osasuna on October 19. 

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