After the noise surrounding some discontent with Tanguy Ndombele at Tottenham, it appears N17 chiefs are unhappy with yet another player in midfield ace Giovani Lo Celso.
The Lowdown: Disharmony inside Tottenham?
Alasdair Gold recently lifted the lid on a ‘cycle’ theory some Spurs chiefs have regarding Ndombele.
Indeed, those inside Tottenham apparently believe that it begins with the Frenchman ‘working hard in training, performing well on the pitch, getting carried away by moments of success, believing he should be at a higher level and then wanting to leave’ (football.london).
After these reports of disillusioned figures within the club regarding Spurs’ club record signing, it appears they are unhappy with another in Lo Celso as reporter Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic makes a claim.
The Lowdown: Eccleshare makes Lo Celso claim…
Indeed, it is claimed that the Argentine’s ‘frequent unavailability’ through injury has become a ‘source of exasperation’ for some at the club – with his decision to play for the national team during the last round of international fixtures prompting a ‘huge amount of animosity’ (The Athletic).
Meanwhile, some club staff have found he ‘comes across aloof’ – possessing a ‘dry sense of humour’ (Twitter).
The Verdict: Real problem…
Given the issues surrounding both Harry Kane and Ndombele over the summer, the last thing manager Nuno Espirito Santo needs is more drama behind the scenes at Tottenham.
Getting the best out of Lo Celso on a consistent basis has proved tricky due to his absences and these claims regarding his personality certainly don’t paint a pretty picture over his potential future at the club.
Alas, if Spurs can solve this conundrum, they could rediscover an asset signed permanently by former boss Jose Mourinho in January 2020.
In other news: Spurs now want ‘outstanding’ 29 y/o who Pochettino wanted to make one of his highest earners, find out more here.
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