The Lowdown: Lo Celso shines…
The Argentine has been shining at the Estadio de la Cerámica under Unai Emery after being unable to cut it at Spurs over the first half of the 2021/2022 Premier League season.
Spanish media have hailed the performances of Lo Celso, even calling him a ‘giant‘ during his time at Villarreal, prompting the La Liga club to set their sights on a permanent deal.
Tottenham are apparently confident they can agree a fee around the £30 million mark, according to Football Insider, with former Sky journalist Moretto sharing an update.
The Latest: Lo Celso update emerges…
According to the reporter, speaking to Twitter page ‘All About Argentina’, Villarreal will indeed try to buy Lo Celso following his brilliant spell on loan.
It is also believed that talks with Tottenham are imminent with negotiations set to begin ‘soon’.
The Verdict: Time to go?
Lo Celso’s quality has been highlighted by his stellar spell at Villarreal and it will be slightly disappointing to see a clearly capable player leave north London, if they can agree terms.
Villarreal shot stopper Geronimo Rulli recently claimed that his compatriot is ‘a top player in the world’ and you could argue that claim has been backed by his recent displays.
However, the South American simply didn’t turn it on often enough, with Spurs critics even branding Lo Celso a ‘passenger’ earlier this season.
Villarreal seems like a great match and it’s now up to Fabio Paratici to negotiate terms suitable for both Spurs and the Europa League winners.
In other news: Tottenham expected to move for ‘phenomenal’ £101m star after Conte request, find out more here.
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