Giovani Lo Celso has been offered to a host of clubs in Spain, including Villarreal, who are currently unable to afford Tottenham’s €30 million (£25.7m) asking price, according to Estadio Deportivo.
The Argentina international enjoyed a strong loan spell with the Yellow Submarine in the second half of last season after briefly leaving Spurs in January.
The report explains Unai Emery’s side are keen on retaining Lo Celso heading into next season, but do not have the funds to meet Tottenham’s valuation of the 26-year-old.
The report adds that some expect Tottenham to drop the price to €20 million (£17.1m) – although Villarreal would still struggle to meet that number.
It is added that Lo Celso himself is keen on securing a return to Spain with Spurs thought to have offered him to several clubs in La Liga as a way of finding a party that meets their demands.
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have been named as two sides interested in a deal, although how advanced their respective interest is, the article does not reveal.
Lo Celso joined Spurs in the summer of 2019 from Real Betis and is contracted with the North London club until 2025. He has made 83 appearances for the club in that time, scoring eight goals (Transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
It looks likely that Lo Celso will be moving back to Spain this summer and Spurs seem keen for that to happen – especially if they can secure a permanent transfer.
It just hasn’t worked out for him in England and it is one of those where a player looks more comfortable in one league over another.
Hopefully, some kind of deal can be struck where Spurs don’t lose out on too much but are able to get him off the books and playing elsewhere.
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