Jonathan dos Santos backs Gio's America move

DENVER -- Jonathan dos Santos said he would be delighted to see his brother Giovani play for Liga MX giant Club America, with reports suggesting the Mexico City club is interested in the former LA Galaxy forward.

Giovani dos Santos is currently looking for a new club after the Galaxy exercised their option to buy out the contract of the Mexico international on March 1.

The 30-year-old's father had a successful career at Club America and Jonathan believes it would be an ideal move for his brother, who stressed Giovani has "a lot of offers."

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"I don't know anything, but hopefully," said Jonathan after Mexico's 3-1 win over Canada in Denver. "I've always said that we are America fans from the cradle and hopefully [Giovani's move to America] happens.

"We are life-long America fans, for us it is the best team in the world and what is better than going there?"

Giovani has previously been linked with Monterrey and Brazilian clubs, but has been silent about his future.

America allowed striker Oribe Peralta to leave for bitter rival Chivas this week and Las Aguilas coach Miguel Herrera confirmed the club would look for a replacement that wouldn't be like-for-like.

"Giovani is a possibility like any other player you mention," Herrera told reporters in Mexico City's international airport on Wednesday. "Any player of that level would be good, he's focused, but that doesn't mean he has to come to America.

"He's a free agent and he's Mexican, he'd fit in any team in Mexican football, not just America."