Report: Serie A giants now want to sign 'one of the best players in the world' from Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso appears to be surplus to Antonio Conte’s requirements.
Therefore, Spurs have been trying to find a transfer solution for the 26-year-old over the past few weeks.
So far, Tottenham haven’t succeeded, but a new report claims a new suitor has come forward for Lo Celso.
According to Alfredo Pedulla, Serie A giants Napoli have today been in talks with Spurs over the Argentina international.
The Italian outlet claims the Partenopei were making ‘exploratory yet significant’ discussions with the north Londoners.
Fiorentina, who have previously been linked with Lo Celso, remain interested in the player, added the report.
Apparently, Napoli want the Spurs playmaker on a loan deal with obligation to buy.
Lo Celso spent the second half of last season on loan at Villarreal, where he excelled.
However, Villarreal CEO Roig Negueroles confirmed that his club wasn’t in a position to move for the Tottenham man permanently.
This has given other clubs the chance to try their luck in snapping up Lo Celso, with much interest coming from Italy.
Although Lo Celso’s career at Spurs has never quite got going, he’s a top player who could do with a fresh start.
Indeed, Villarreal goalkeeper and fellow Argentine Geronimo Rulli gave Lo Celso some very high praise when he first joined.
Speaking to Super Deporte, Rulli said: “He gives us an option as a team.
“He improves us, and I won’t be surprising many by saying that he is one of the best players in the world.
“I know him well as a player and as a person, so I hope he does very well.”
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