Former West Ham United technical director Gianluca Nani has urged Fiorentina to snap up Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso this summer.
Lo Celso has been completely frozen out of Tottenham’s pre-season plans and he is one of several players the North London club are reportedly looking to shift this summer (Evening Standard).
Fiorentina have been linked with a move for Lo Celso recently, with The Times reporting last week that the Viola saw a loan offer for the Spurs man turned down but returned with a proposal to sign him on loan with a view to a permanent deal of £15m.
Villarreal are also thought to be keen on snapping up the Argentine on the back of his loan spell at the club last season (Todofichajes) while Napoli (Area Napoli), AS Roma (CalcioMercatoWeb) and AC Milan (Pianeta Milan) have also been credited with an interest.
Nani has now claimed Lo Celso would be an extremely useful addition for Vincenzo Italiano’s side, given his attacking versatility.
The former West Ham man, who has also worked at Watford and Reading, told Firenze Viola: “Lo Celso has great quality. He can play even further (in the attack). It depends on how (Fiorentina coach Vincenzo) Italiano wants to use him, if the rumours I hear are true.
“If Fiorentina bet on him, I think it would be a well-considered and correct choice. He is out of Tottenham’s plans. If Viola does (make a move), they will make a big signing, and then the tactical decisions are up to the coaches.”
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Even though Lo Celso has not quite settled in the Premier League, he certainly has the quality to thrive in Spain or Italy, which explains why so many clubs are after the midfielder.
I still suspect that he will end up at Villarreal and I expect the La Liga club to make an offer for the Argentine once they cash in on Pau Torres.
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