Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has been linked with a move away from the London club this summer and it appears that the Argentine international is finally closing in on an exit.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham have secured a loan agreement with Villarreal for the transfer of the 26-year-old midfielder.
However, the Spanish club will be signing the player without an option to buy. Furthermore, Spurs will have an option to interrupt his loan deal and sell him during the January transfer window if a permanent offer comes in.
The 26-year-old was on loan at Villarreal during the second half of last season and he was quite impressive for Unai Emery’s side. Lo Celso played a key role in their run to the semi-finals of the Champions League and he will be hoping to perform at a high level this season as well.
It is evident that the Argentine is not a key part of Antonio Conte’s first-team plans at the Premier League club and he needed a move away from Spurs in order to play regular first-team football.
Lo Celso seemed well settled at Villarreal last season and he will be expected to make an immediate impact at the Spanish club.
It will be interesting to see if he can continue to impress under Emery and secure a permanent move to the Spanish club in future.
Meanwhile, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is also reporting that the player is on his way to Villarreal on a loan deal.