Date: 19th June 2019 at 7:11am
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Apparently, Tottenham Hotspur do not have enough money available to them to sign Giovani Lo Celso this summer.

According to a report by El Confidencial, Mauricio Pochettino has told the Argentina playmaker that we cannot make a bigger offer for him until Christian Eriksen is offloaded, although that now appears to be easier said than done (and whether it is actually something we are prepared to do).

Our Danish wizard looked destined to leave the club at one point this summer after revealing he would seek a new challenge if Real Madrid came calling for his name – however, one report in Spain appears to suggest that Zinedine Zidane will not be doing that any time soon.

What has been a constant in a number of various media publications is that we have already made an offer for the South American, however, we were laughed out of negotiations by Real Betis as we were allegedly nowhere near their valuation for their star man.

The BBC claim that an offer of £53million was tabled, whilst the El Confidencial report says that the offer was closer to €40m (£35.7m).

He has a €100m (£89.2m) release clause in his contract and the report claims that Betis are not likely to sell him for under €80m (£71.5m).

Although Daniel Levy’s low-ball tactics in trying to sign Lo Celso on the cheap would hardly have come as a surprise, what will be disappointing is the fact that we do not appear to be in the position to have the pair playing together next season.

The 23-year-old managed to net 16 goals and contribute a further six assists in his 46 matches across all competitions last season (Transfermarkt); which would provide us with the additional goal threat from the middle of the park that has been lacking recently as we do not have the midfield options that can score regularly.

Eriksen may not have had his best ever year for Spurs last season – having blown hot and cold for a lot of the final stages of the campaign – however, he still recorded some exceptional figures that would be dearly missed if he were to leave us. The 27-year-old managed to net 10 goals and provide 17 assists in his 51 appearances across all competitions last year (Transfermarkt) and losing that could be devastating as no-one else has the ability to produce those figures for us.

Pochettino and Tottenham appear to have a tough call to make this summer if there is any truth to the situation – one that could very well mean we end up missing out on one of our transfer targets.

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8 Replies to “Tough call: Transfer report suggests Pochettino has huge decision to make at Tottenham this summer – Opinion”

  • Thats only because we only need Lo Celso if and when Eriksen leaves. Our priority spend is on Ndombele, a right back for Aurier and Sessegnon who I like but would rather have Jadon Sancho, plus Nathan Ake if Alderweireld leaves or doesn’t sign new contract.

  • The sad fact is that we believed the news that Levy was going to splash the cash to support Pochettino.The truth is that we have to sell in order to buy and now that the Erickson position is unclear the amount of money available could be very limited.Why should we accept a player who is not good enough for their own team in part payment , yet for Levy it could be considered a bargain.If by the end of this month there is no clear indication of THFC buying proven quality players i.e. not bargains,potentials cast offs etc then Lewis should be put under serious pressure to sell.

    • with you there Bob Lewis will never part with hes money i just wish a proper owner would come in and do the right thing we need someone like at City or the Chelsea owner to back Poch all the way this mob we have now are just in it for the money

      • I agree with Barney, I’ve being a loyal supporter for over fifty years and I’m sick and tired of the usual cheap mentality always for bargains Joe Lewis is not going to be alive much longer, I’m shure he does not want to go to his grave without winning something the the PL or CLor is he that cheap I think he is. Franks☘️????

  • What a load of claptrap. UCL money + TV money + 2 windows without buying anyone + increased revenue from the new stadium should mean we can afford both easily. Plus we haven’t announced a naming rights deal yet and given the way the new stadium has been received that’s a cash cow waiting to fall into n our lap to. It’s time to stop thinking like little old Spurs with our little stadium and our tiny wage bill and start acting like a big club. Pay the money, get the players in and show the world we mean business.

  • Levi has to show that he is serious about the football at Spurs. Having the new stadium which cannot be faulted, must be matched by investing in the team. He Must open the wallet.

  • I cant understand why Daniel Levy with several business interests does not love THFC
    becauce if he did he would make funds available for new players to bring his team up to spec and also to complement their new ground and training centre

    • Any other club would jump at the chance to have poch as there manager if last season is anything to go on ,just think what he could do for us with a big war chest to buy who he wants , also sell anybody not wanting to play and give there all for the club every game. Sell. Eriksson and even cash in on harry ,we play better without him just look at the Ajax game JUST GIVE THE MAN THE MONEY TO DO THE JOB OR WE WILL LOSE HIM AND GO BACK TO THE BAD OLD DAYS OF FINISHING 8 TH IN THE PREM,why can’t we find a nice Arab prince like and Newcastle United might have done, it’s worse as i. live in Newcastle area.COYS. PAUL

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