Football.London have revealed that Villarreal are set to join Aston Villa in the race for Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
Villa’s interest in Lo Celso first came to light two weeks ago when The Daily Mail reported that the Midlands club had been keeping a close eye on the Argentine’s performances since his return from injury and had been impressed by him.
The publication claimed that Unai Emery wanted to work with the on-loan Tottenham man for a third time, having previously coached him at Paris Saint-Germain and Villarreal.
Villa’s interest in Lo Celso was also backed up by Fabrizio Romano, who took to social media a few days ago to reveal that Emery was ‘pushing’ for the 27-year-old to be signed.
The journalist also stated that the player would be keen on a switch to Villa Park this summer.
If Football.London’s latest update is to be believed, Villarreal are also expected to compete with the Premier League club for Lo Celso’s services this summer.
The report suggests that Tottenham would be open to cashing in on the midfielder and are looking to recoup some money from his sale.
Spurs Web Opinion
Among the players that we currently have out on loan, Lo Celso would likely be the one to attract the most interest this summer.
However, I also feel that he is the one player (other than Spence) who has the chance of rescuing his Spurs career and forcing himself into the plans of the next head coach.
So, perhaps Tottenham will wait until they bring a manager in before making a decision on the Argentine’s future.
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