Tottenham Hotspur: Charlie Eccleshare predicts Giovani Lo Celso sale but warns of possible transfer fee issue

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Journalist Charlie Eccleshare has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur should sell Giovani Lo Celso this summer but it may be difficult to get a good fee for the player. 

Last season, the Argentine was out on loan in Spain with Villarreal where he impressed at times – playing a key role in the club’s strong run in the Champions League.

Despite that success it doesn’t seem as though he will get a second chance at Spurs, with TEAMtalk recently reporting that he will be sold if possible this summer, while linking the likes of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid with an interest, alongside Villarreal.

However, when talking about the player on The Fighting Cock podcast, Eccleshare claimed that it may be hard for Spurs to make a lot of money on the sale due to clubs outside of England struggling financially.

The journalist said (15:31): “I think Lo Celso they will be able to get a fee for, and hopefully a reasonable one. The thing that I keep being told by people who work in football recruitment, is I think we underestimate in this country how little money there is in leagues like La Liga compared to the Premier League.

“It’s really, really hard to sell players to teams in that league and let alone other leagues like Ligue 1 and whatever, because they just don’t have the money.”

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TIF thoughts on Giovani Lo Celso and Spurs…

Back in January 2020, Tottenham made his loan move from Real Betis permanent, completing a £27.2m transfer on a deal that would keep him in contract until 2025. 

However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs would no accept a fee in the region of €20m (about £17m) to sell Lo Celso in the current market – which would represent a loss of roughly £10m on the midfielder.
 La Liga posted losses of €892m (£768.1m) for the pandemic-hit 2020-21 season according to France24, so it’s easy to see why teams within the division may be struggling to pay big fees on Premier League players.
Taking it all into account, it’s not hard to understand why Eccleshare has expressed his concerns about how much money Lo Celso could end up being sold for.
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