Report: Tottenham star's annoyance could harm club's transfer plan
Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of offloading Giovani Lo Celso have not been helped by Antonio Conte’s decision to drop him from the squad for the trip to Chelsea, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Lo Celso looks to be one of the players who may leave Tottenham in the final days of the January transfer window. He has struggled throughout much of time in North London. And he has spent a large part of Conte’s tenure out injured.
It may have surprised many when he was left out of the match-day squad for Sunday’s game against Chelsea. He quickly took to Instagram following the team announcement to confirm that he was not injured.
And since then, a move away has been mooted. It was reported on Monday that Conte had grown weary of Lo Celso not following instructions to the level required.
However, it would appear that leaving Lo Celso out against Chelsea has not done Tottenham any favours.
The Telegraph reports that the 25-year-old being away on international duty will not help Spurs find a new home for the former Real Betis star.
But it is also suggested that his annoyance at being overlooked also means that he could be difficult to offload.
Lo Celso will surely see the upside in leaving Tottenham
Of course, there are always going to be a handful of players who would be content not playing while on their hugely lucrative contracts. But Lo Celso can surely see the benefit of working with Tottenham.
Conte seemingly has no intention of using the Argentinian. And he is coming into the peak years of his career.
Obviously, that does not mean that Lo Celso should necessarily take a huge pay-cut or anything to leave. But he must be wary of cutting his nose off to spite his face.
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