Napoli Make Contact for Tottenham Outcast

Except for Kim Min-jae’s heartbreaking move to Bayern Munich, it’s been a relatively quiet summer transfer window for Napoli thus far. However, things could change quickly as the newly-crowned Serie A champions line up a move for Giovani Lo Celso, says Gianluca Di Marzio.

Whether Piotr Zielinski stays or goes, Napoli will have a new face in their midfield department next season. Rudi Garcia has launched a hunt for a new midfielder, identifying Sassuolo’s Maxime Lopez and Hertha BSC’s Lucas Tousart as his prime targets. 

But a more sophisticated name could move to the Diego Maradona Stadium in the coming weeks. Napoli nave reached out to Tottenham Hotspur to gather information about Lo Celso. 

The Argentine spent last season on loan at Villarreal, collecting two goals and three assists from 29 appearances in all competitions. Unfortunately, the Spaniards decided against taking up the buyout option, letting the 27-year-old return to Tottenham this summer.

He’s not there to stay, though. Spurs have written the ex-Paris Saint-Germain midfielder off ahead of the new campaign. Therefore, they’re ready to assist Napoli in taking him to Serie A, albeit for the right price. 

While the Premier League giants hope for an immediate sale, the Partenopei would ideally sign Lo Celso on loan. But there’s another potential stumbling block. 

Napoli want an option to buy included in the left-footed playmaker’s deal. Meanwhile, Tottenham insist on a mandatory clause. Garcia will probably have the final say. 

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