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John Wenham believes that Tottenham should “cash in” on Giovani Lo Celso during the January transfer window despite the midfielder’s recent impressive form
Lo Celso has seen more minutes in recent weeks as a result of a long-term injury to James Maddison, and he has performed well throughout those minutes.
During the recent 3-3 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 3 December, Lo Celso scored from range while also completing an impressive 100 per cent of his passes
However, Ange Postecoglou confirmed in the build-up to Spurs’ 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Friday 15 December that the Argentina international had picked up a knock (Football London, 14 December), with Wenham suggesting that this is a sign it is time for Tottenham to move on from the 27-year-old.
Speaking exclusively to Tottenham News, Wenham said: “Lo Celso came in and finally started to contribute something, we saw that with his goals and performances against Manchester City and Aston Villa, so it’s a shame for him that he picked up this injury.
It’s just unfortunate because we’ve finally seen a positive contribution from him, he was making a difference on the pitch and finally living up to some of the early expectations of him, but this injury is just a repeat pattern of what we’ve seen over his career to date at Tottenham.
“In my opinion, it ruins any chance of him establishing himself as a player moving forward. When you consider he only has 18 months remaining on his contract, I think January will be the last time for Tottenham to cash in and get some proper money for him.
“There are reports from Spain that Barcelona are interested, and I can see Tottenham accepting a deal for him.
Despite this recent revival, I think this injury is a reminder that he will never be a reliable long-term option for Tottenham.