Atletico Madrid could also be set to supply Tottenham a lifeline of their bid to sell outcast Giovanni Lo Celso. The Argentina international is surplus to requirements at Spurs having spent the last six months on loan at Villarreal.
The Yellow Submarine had hoped to finish a everlasting deal for the midfielder, who helped the club to the Champions League semi-finals and appeared in all 16 of the league matches he was available for. Nonetheless, the side are struggling to afford the £17 million asking price for the player in a deal labeled ‘very complicated’ by Villarreal Chief Executive Roig Negueroles, leaving the deal potentially in tatters.
Nonetheless, Diego Simeone is claimed to be a giant fan of his international compatriot and should attempt to bring him to Madrid as a substitute, in keeping with AS. The Argentine also attracted interest from Atletico while he played for Betis but he moved to Tottenham as a substitute. Now, they could possibly be set to return in for the 26-year-old.
Lo Celso has struggled to impress at Tottenham scoring only one goal within the Premier League since signing in a £66 million move from Real Betis in 2019. Antonio Conte was keen to sell the player with a view to raise more funds to finance further transfers but this looked doubtful after Negueroles comments.
The Villarreal CEO told Radio Vila: “Lo Celso is a player who has been glad here and has made us glad, so we would love to proceed together. He’s a Tottenham player and it’s a really complicated operation as of now – we’re not even in talks.”
The reported interest from Simeone will due to this fact be music to Conte’s ears as he looks to sell the midfield flop.
Tottenham have already signed a substitute for Lo Celso in Brighton’s Yves Bissouma. The North London club announced the signing of the midfielder today in a £25 million deal.
Spurs have already made a variety of signings along with the Malian international in the course of the summer. Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster have each arrived on free transfers from Inter Milan and Southampton respectively.
One in every of the important thing positions the club would love to recruit in the course of the remainder of the window is a left-sided centre back for the back three. Inter’s Alessandro Bastoni had been linked with a transfer to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but his agent last week quashed those reports. RB Leipzig defender Josep Gvardiol is one other that has been consistently linked with the club.
A romantic return for Christian Eriksen has also been mooted with the Danish international yet to sign a recent cope with Brentford after joining the Bees in January.
Spurs fans will hope that an agreement for Lo Celso will be reached with either Atletico or Villarreal with a view to help the club’s pursuit of other prospective targets.