Barcelona is interested in the Tottenham midfielder, but signing him will not be so easy

Football news 10 dec 2023, 07:58
Barcelona is interested in the Tottenham midfielder, but signing him will not be so easy Barcelona is interested in the Tottenham midfielder, but signing him will not be so easy

Barcelona's head coach, Xavi, admires the playing style of Tottenham's midfielder and Argentine national team player, Giovani Lo Celso, and reportedly is keen on signing the midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window. Xavi believes that Lo Celso's style of play would complement the stellar striker Robert Lewandowski perfectly. However, the Catalan giants might face challenges in signing Lo Celso during the transfer window due to two significant obstacles.

As per reports from SPORT, Tottenham is reluctant to part ways with their star player, particularly after his impressive performances against Aston Villa and Manchester City, where he scored a goal in each match. Additionally, the absence of James Maddison due to injury serves as another reason why the North London club might not be inclined to release the Argentine.

Moreover, Barcelona is constrained by their wage budget to sign another player following Vitor Roca's transfer, which is set to happen sooner than initially planned. The club can only register Roca since 80 percent of Gavi's salary, who is sidelined due to a lengthy injury, could be utilized for the Brazilian's registration over the next six months.

It's essential to note that Lo Celso has seen reduced playing time at Tottenham since Maddison's arrival from Leicester in the summer. Nevertheless, Ange Postecoglou has been recently utilizing the 27-year-old footballer more regularly after Maddison's injury. Lo Celso has featured in seven matches, during which he scored two goals.

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