Speaking on a recent Tottenham talk live Q&A, Alasdair Gold revealed how he believes Giovani Lo Celso will remain a Tottenham Hotspur player this summer despite rumours circulating linking him with a move away.
However, when asked to address the 24-year-old’s potential departure, Gold was fairly confident that the South American will remain a Spurs player for 2021/22.
He said: (27:08) “I’d be shocked personally; you can’t rule it out. I don’t think you can rule out almost any player departure this summer, purely because Spurs need the finance, which I know is a horrible, scary thought.
“But ultimately, they’ve got to weigh up the options that come in, and then weigh up, whether there’s a benefit to it in terms of what they can spend it on. But I’d be surprised with Lo Celso; I think we haven’t seen the best of Lo Celso.
“I think he’s had two seasons that have been kind of marked by a little, niggling injuries that have kind of upset his rhythm. But I think we’ve seen enough to suggest that it could be a really big player for Spurs.”
TIF Thoughts on Lo Celso…
It’s been a tough season for Lo Celso, who’s missed a large chunk of the campaign through a serious hamstring injury, but his talent is clear for all to see, and his impressive performances towards the end of 2019/20 shouldn’t be forgotten.
Coronavirus is expected to impact every football teams finances hard over the next few years, so if the right offer comes in for the former Paris Saint-Germain man, then Daniel Levy may have no choice but to accept it, although his departure would arguably be a big blow to Tottenham’s aspirations.
Mourinho has previously claimed that he wouldn’t swap Lo Celso for Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes, indicating just how highly he thinks of the midfielder, and therefore, another season with the Lilywhites is perhaps the most likely outcome.