Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso will be ‘one of the most sought-after players’ on the summer transfer market after an impressive loan spell, according to a report in Spain.
Lo Celso was allowed to join Villarreal on loan in January. The Argentina midfielder has made 84 appearances for Spurs since joining from Real Betis in 2019. But his playing time under Antonio Conte was sparse. In fact, he’s only made two Premier League appearances under the Italian.
He also made three cup appearances, but Conte was happy to allow the 25-year-old to go on loan for a season. This meant Conte could add Rodrigo Bentancur to his squad.
The midfielder’s omission from the matchday squad to face Chelsea in January sparked the move.
Lo Celso clarified that he was “100% in good physical condition” following his shock omission. And a move to Spain materialized the following week.
“This [Villarreal] is a club that looks very serious and orderly, that footballistically I really like what I see. he said sport.
“I like his philosophy and his idea of the game, to which is added that I already knew the coach. So I weighed everything up and made my decision very quickly.
And since his move to the Yellow Submarine, Lo Celso has been an integral part of five of their six La Liga games. Playing as a second striker or in an attacking midfield role, the player has impressed under Unai Emery.
Emery is a familiar coach to the Spurs man.
Lo Celso could be in demand
“I already knew the coach (Unai Emery) from PSG. [I] know how he works, what he can ask of a player and how he can make him perform,” he said earlier this week.
Lo Celso refused to be fired on his future and said: “We’ll see what happens this summer.”
But, according to Sports Stadium, via sports witness, Lo Celso ‘feels like a player again’
Lo Celso apparently looks like the player ‘everyone fell in love with’ at Real Betis. And Villarreal’s prospects of keeping him look good.
The source says “in principle” that he will have to return to Tottenham, but his ‘continuity’ at the club seems unlikely. Moreover, they suggest the player will be ‘one of the most desired players’ in the summer transfer window.
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