Due to Gavi’s severe knee injury, Barcelona has begun searching for a replacement, with Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur being mentioned in a number of reports as the front-runner.
The words “green light” are bolded on the front page of today’s Mundo Deportivo, featuring the Argentina international. He is reportedly the “No.1” target for January.
The Tottenham player is reportedly in “pole position” to replace Gavi at Camp Nou, according to the article.
The Spaniard will miss the remainder of the season, and according to Mundo, Barca has been granted permission by La Liga to use 80% of his salary.
Meanwhile, the Catalan team is debating internally whether to import Vitor Roque in January rather than the summer and is awaiting written permission from La Liga. Nothing has been decided as of yet.
Lo Celso is “best placed” to cover for Gavi in the midfield after his injury. Despite being a strong negotiator in the market, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy made it difficult for Barca to pursue him throughout the summer.
With four games under his belt this season, the 27-year-old is aware of Barcelona’s interest. Given his present Spurs circumstances, a winter market transaction might be completed.
Beginning in 2024, Ange Postecoglou will be without Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr because of their participation in the AFCON with Senegal and Ivory Coast, respectively.
According to Mundo, Xavi Hernández’s team’s attempts to recruit Lo Celso “would be a handicap.”
Through yet another “lever,” Barca is attempting to generate €40 million. Should they be successful, according to Mundo, they may be able to sign Lo Celso and register Roque.
“I believe that anything about discipline and keeping our goals in mind would have been spoken there, based on my recollection.
“And once again, it only takes a split second, and that’s exactly what happened—there were a few instances during the game where we didn’t get the good fortune to win, and as a result, we made decisions that ultimately hurt us as a team.”
An odd game
It wasn’t necessary to exaggerate what transpired that evening. In the end, it was a strange game in which everything went wrong.
Naturally, there were consequences. Udogie and Romero were put on suspension. It is anticipated that Madison won’t play until the new year. Van de Ven is likewise given less attention.
However, Tottenham has started the season as one of the top teams in the division. Without a doubt, they are the most thrilling to witness.
Many of their supporters applauded them as they exited the field following a 4-1 loss. If Postecoglou wasn’t making something unique at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, things like that wouldn’t happen.