Barcelona views Giovani Lo Celso, a star for Tottenham, as a “fantastic replacement” for Gavi, who is injured.
The Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo reports that Giovani Lo Celso, a star for Tottenham Hotspur, is thought to be a “fantastic replacement” for the injured Gavi.
The Spanish midfield player will be sidelined for an extended period of time due to a serious ACL injury. It makes sense that Barcelona would want to replace the 19-year-old given his significance to the team.
They will reportedly give Lo Celso another look for this after passing on the Argentina international in the summer. According to the report, a loan agreement will be the best course of action because it could assist Barca with the FFP regulations and give the midfielder much-needed playing time.
Furthermore, Lo Celso will help Barcelona in this way until Gavi gets back and can rejoin Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the campaign.
What would such a move look like for Tottenham, then? We will be lacking options in midfield when Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma depart Tottenham Hotspur for AFCON in early 2024, lasting several weeks.
We also need strength in depth, as James Maddison’s return injury served as a reminder. Because of this, Spurs need to carefully consider all of their options and make sure that, in the event that Lo Celso is granted a temporary release, all of their starting players are healthy and prepared to play.
The absence of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a former midfielder for Real Betis and Villarreal, might not be too noticeable if he stays past the winter transfer window. In any case, Ange Postecoglou does not currently consider him a first-string player.
With just over a year and a half left on his contract (Transfermarkt), the 27-year-old Argentina international has only played 83 minutes of first-team football for Tottenham this season. He was loaned to the Yellow Submarine last year. That’s an incredibly low figure that could rise if he switches N17 for Barca.