According to Spanish outlet Marca, Villareal has made the first offer for Spurs star Giovani Lo Celso.
Lo Celso who spent the second half of last season on loan at Villareal looks all set to leave Spurs this summer with him being surplus to Antonio Conte’s side.
There has been plenty of interest for the Argentine this summer with the likes of Napoli, Fiorentina and AS Roma all interested in him. However, Marca reports that the player ‘wants to play for Villareal’ and Unai Emery is similarly keen on signing him too.
According to the report by Marca, Villareal have made a loan bid for Giovani Lo Celso with an obligation to buy for £12.6 million. The offer is short of Spurs valuation who are looking for £20m as reported by The Times.
While Spurs will be hoping that this starts a bidding war amongst the interested parties, they should be mentally prepared for a compromise as it seems unlikely that their asking price will be met and Spurs look desperate to offload him.