Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso could now be fast approaching an exit as journalist Alessio Lento shares a major update.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing exit deals…
The Premier League outfit have signed and sealed six major incomings with Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence arriving at N17.
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In terms of outgoings, the biggest first team names who have managed to secure departures are arguably defender Joe Rodon, who recently completed a temporary move to Rennes, and Netherlands international Steven Bergwijn, who joined Ajax (Transfermarkt).
However, there are still a few names who Spurs need to offload with Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Sergio Reguilon and Lo Celso not thought to be in Conte’s plans.
The Latest: Lento shares big Lo Celso update…
Taking to social media, Italian reporter Lento has shared a big update on Lo Celso’s chances of leaving north London.
The Argentine is apparently ‘fast approaching’ Villarreal and is ‘very close’ to making a return to Spain this summer.
Lento explained (via Twitter):
“Giovani #LoCelso is fast approaching #Villarreal : the Argentine is very close to returning to Spain, while the track #Fiorentina is fading. This is based on a dry loan from #Tottenham , but the formula is still being discussed”
The Verdict: Good call?
While this potential exit looks to be a loan, getting Lo Celso off the books even just for this campaign will come as a boost for sporting director Fabio Paratici.
The South American enjoyed a brilliant spell on loan in La Liga with Villarreal last campaign and it appears to be a match made in heaven, so perhaps another year there will even increase his value despite it taking 12 months off his contract.
Lo Celso’s likely exit before September 1 could also free up squad space and alleviate Spurs’ wage bill – assuming his hosts take some of that burden – so this possible agreement could really assist Conte’s side towards the end of this window.
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