Tottenham: Giovani Lo Celso told to leave after exit links emerge

By Alan Hutton

3rd Nov, 2023 | 5:33pm

Giovani Lo Celso told to leave Tottenham after £20m bid reveal - expert

Giovani Lo Celso does not have a future at Tottenham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former Spurs defender Alan Hutton claimed the writing has been on the wall for the Argentine for “a long time”.

As revealed by Football Insider (1 November), Tottenham are open to accepting a January bid for Lo Celso, who is valued at between £15-20million.

The 27-year-old has made just two Premier League appearances this season, both from the bench, either side of a hamstring injury.

Lo Celso had a successful loan spell last season at La Liga outfit Villarreal, but his Tottenham career has stalled while Ange Postecoglou’s side thrives.

Hutton admits that Spurs are “crying out” for a player like Lo Celso, but claimed it’s time for him to move on.

“I don’t see a future for him if I’m honest,” he told Football Insider.

“I think Ange has been great in terms of giving people an opportunity, but I think the writing has been on the wall for a long time now.

“It’s just not quite worked, he’s not quite been that fit. They’re crying out for someone like him, a creative player who can maybe see a pass or something a little bit different.

“But for whatever reason it’s not worked. He went out on loan to Villarreal and didn’t do too bad but coming back to Tottenham, I couldn’t see his future there.

“They spent a lot of money on him. If they can get £15million, I’m not sure.

“It’s time for him to move on. He needs game time and I just don’t see it moving forward at Tottenham.”

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