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Exclusive: Spurs legend urges club to accept midfielder bids

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Former Tottenham Hotspur star believes the club should sell Giovani Lo Celso this summer if they receive an appropriate offer.

New manager Nuno Espirito Santo has begun to reshape his squad, with new Director of Football Fabio Paratici playing a key role in bringing in new players.

Bryan Gil was signed from over the weekend, with Erik Lamela going in the other direction plus over £20m, while goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has also been signed in a loan deal from Atalanta.

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Toby Alderweireld has also left the club, to join Qatari side Al-Duhail, while Cristian Romero is said to be a key target for Paratici, though he would cost around €55m (£47m), per Fabrizio Romano.

It remains to be seen where Lo Celso fits into Nuno’s plans but he somewhat struggled last season, making just 15 Premier League starts and failing to score a goal, instead merely laying on two assists.

And Stewart thinks that Spurs should allow him to leave if a big bid is received; the Argentine was signed for £27.2m and has a contract until 2025.

Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, Stewart said: “I think if an offer came in, he’s doing well for Argentina, I’d be inclined to take them up on the offer and look at using that money on a full-back.

“With the players that we’ve got in there, I know we’re talking about (Oliver) Skipp, (Harry) Winks, (Tanguy) Ndombele, (Pierre-Emile) Hojbjerg, I think he might be surplus to requirements in my opinion. I think if he’s done well for Argentina then they may be able to get a few quid for him.”

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