Tottenham are ready to sell Giovani Lo Celso for £18 million as they look to raise funds to sign new players in the January transfer window.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham could accept offers in the range of £18 million for Giovani Lo Celso in January. The north Londoners are keen to offload the 26-year-old midfielder and raise funds to sign new players to add to Antonio Conte’s squad in the next window.
Once regarded as a brilliant signing for Tottenham, Giovani Lo Celso has no place in the current system under Antonio Conte. Since the Italian’s arrival last year, the 26-year-old midfielder has left the club twice on loan. On both occasions, he has joined Villarreal, but the north Londoners are now seeking a permanent sale.
The report suggests £18 million will tempt Tottenham to sell the 26-year-old midfielder. He joined Villarreal on a second loan only two weeks before the summer transfer window shut. Conte had made it clear the Argentine did not feature in his plans. He also left Lo Celso behind as Tottenham travelled to South Korea for their pre-season tour.
Plenty of interest arrived from other clubs, including AS Roma. However, the lure of playing again for Villarreal convinced the 26-year-old midfielder to rejoin them. Lo Celso helped the Spanish outfit to a UEFA Champions League semi-final spot in the six months preceding that move.
This season, he was a regular for the Yellow Submarine until he picked up an injury. Villarreal continue to value the Argentine highly and could ponder on making the switch permanent. While there are no other clubs in the mix currently, Villarreal could be the front runners for the 26-year-old midfielder.
Tottenham require funds ahead of the January transfer window. Their heavy spending in the summer could not fill the squad to Conte’s liking. And the Italian manager would like to make at least three new signings in January to bolster the team’s chances.
Tottenham will need to raise funds to support new additions. They aim for at least £18 million, considering they paid around £29 million to sign him from Real Betis a few years ago. That money will help them tremendously in building the squad further. Whether any team is willing to pay up remains the question, as he does not have a future in north London.