Alasdair Gold has suggested that a Giovani Lo Celso loan recall could be something to keep an eye on over the January transfer window, but a lot of pieces would have to fall into place.
Lo Celso is currently on loan at Villarreal in Spain but missed the World Cup with Argentina due to an injury and subsequent surgery on his hamstring (Gaston Edul).
However, it was reported in the summer that Tottenham have a break clause to recall Lo Celso in January if a bid comes in from another club and the player agrees to the deal (Football.London).
Football Insider also reported that Spurs are willing to sell Lo Celso for around £18m in the winter window as they want the midfielder off their wage bill.
Commenting on that clause, Gold said on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast this week that a potential recall is one to watch, but Lo Celso holds all the power in such a move.
He said: “I would say one more. He’s not a young player but Giovani Lo Celso. Spurs have that clause in there, if they were to get an offer from another club, so that’s a potential one to watch. I guess that comes to finances then, but Lo Celso would have to agree to it, so if he wants to stay at Villarreal it’s up to him.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I can’t see Lo Celso agreeing to be recalled unless a big team comes in for him, and on the back of that injury, the chances are so slim. This is likely going to be a case of selling him for very cheap to Villarreal at the end of the season, perhaps for around £10m.
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