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Villarreal club chief discusses the possibility of Tottenham loanee remaining

By Eddie Razo -

The future of midfielder Giovani Lo Celso isn’t in north London with Tottenham Hotspur. The Argentine boosted in stock in his six-month loan stint with Villarreal, so there’s a market for the 25-year-old this summer. 

Lo Celso endured a successful spell with The Yellow Submarine, helping them reach the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Marca relayed the remarks made by Villarreal CEO Fernando Roig, where he discussed the possibility of the midfielder staying with the Spanish club. 

Roig spoke about the situation regarding Lo Celso as a complex one, but they’d be happy to hold onto the midfielder for next season. 

“It’s a complex operation but the truth is that the player has been happy here and we are happy with him,” Roig said. “We will do all that we can to have him next season but it won’t be an easy task to achieve it.”

“He is a very good player. He has played for PSG, Betis, Tottenham, had a good spell with us. He is an Argentina international, a very important footballer. He gave us a lot and I hope he will do the same in the future.”

The Spurs midfielder made 22 appearances, scoring one goal and recording one assist, so Villarreal would like to see him stay as a key player on their squad for next season. Tottenham will want to sell as a sale of Lo Celso would allow them to recoup a fee to help offset costs for the transfers. 

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THFC
THFC
5 months ago

Shifting N’dumb N’Dumber ain’t gonna be easy. Parrot itchy’s Waterloo.

Mike
Mike
5 months ago

Show us the money

at large
at large
5 months ago

Um, which part of this is complex? Villareal want to pay 15m, Levy wants 30m plus.

eddie
eddie
5 months ago

A part exchange,with Torres,would seem to be a logical way around this situation for both clubs.However we are talking Levy here so you can understand Roig’s reference to the complexity of the situation.

I suspect both parties would come to an accepted compromise eventually,but would it be in time for Conte to have his man,if in fact he is,ready for a proper pre-season.That applies to any more incomings.No more last minute last day shenanagins.

Last edited 5 months ago by eddie
joseph mifsud
joseph mifsud
5 months ago

What about a part exchange with Pau. Both clubs want the two players.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  joseph mifsud

It’s rare this happens. They will still be individual deals like when we sold Walker Peters to Southampton for 12 million. And bought Hojberg for 15million at the same time… Both had a good deal. Could do something similar.

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