Report: Spurs midfielder ‘beginning to despair’ about lack of transfer agreement

Fabio Paratici
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According to Estadio Deportivo, Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is beginning to worry about the speed at which his impending summer transfer is being handled (as relayed by Sport Witness).

Lo Celso spent last season on loan at Spanish outfit Villarreal. The 26-year-old impressed, making 21 appearances for the Yellow Submarine and playing an integral role as they advanced to the Champions League semi-finals (Transfermarkt).

However, Lo Celso returned to Spurs this summer and it seems as though the Argentinian is not in head coach Antonio Conte’s plans for the upcoming season, as he was omitted from his side’s pre-season tour of South Korea earlier this month (Mirror).

Despite this, Estadio Deportivo claim the deal is complicated as Unai Emery’s side have now reached an impasse with Spurs regarding the fee for the player.

Whilst Lo Celso has given the green light to return to Spain, no transfer is close to materialising due to this difference in opinion.

There is said to be competition from the likes of Fiorentina, and although Lo Celso prefers Villarreal, the La Liga club’s salary cap and valuation of the midfielder are proving difficult. The Argentine is reportedly ‘beginning to despair’ at the lack of an agreement.

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I think it is fair to say that Gio is not the only one who is frustrated at this stumbling block. Whilst Spurs will want to recoup as much of the initial fee that they paid for the player, it is imperative that Conte is backed with his outgoings this window.

If we head into the season with Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Sergio Reguilon, and Harry Winks all still at the club, that is a lot of wages that are effectively rendered useless.

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