'My future is at Santos' - Tottenham target Ganso dismisses exit talk

The creative midfielder thinks that he may claim Oscar's place in Mano Menezes' starting plans and insisted that many positive things will happen in his career
Santos playmaker, and reported long-term target for Tottenham, Ganso has denied any suggestion that he could be leaving the club in the summer.

The 22-year-old's future at Vila Belmiro has been a fervent source of conjecture in recent weeks after after Delcir Sonda, the owner of investment company DIS, which owns 55 per cent of the player's economic rights, said earlier this month that the Brazilian would not feature for the club again.

However, Ganso himself later took to Twitter to explain that he had never expressed a desire to leave Santos, and he has now guaranteed that he plans to stay at the club.

"I heard a lot of things that were not correct, Twitter was just a way for me to show to everyone what I was thinking and feeling," he told reporters at a press conference.

"Today, my future is at Santos. I have a contract until 2015, and right now I am focused on winning the gold at the Olympic Games for the Selecao."

Ganso then stated that he is hopeful of being a securing a starting XI berth in London despite seeing Chelsea target Oscar take his place in midfield in recent friendly matches.

"In training sessions and in matches, I always try to be a starter," the 22-year-old continued. "Oscar is doing very well, he played very well in the friendlies. He is in an excellent moment.

"I had an injury, I am still regaining match sharpness. I hope that I will be a starter again and be a reference in midfield.

"After so many negative things, I have turned things around. There are still many good things left to happen in my life. I am only 22 years old."