When it comes to the transfer market, Atletico are simply one of the best in the business.
Reports in the British and Spanish media claim Atletico Madrid will look to sign Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
The Argentina international was signed by Tottenham in July 2020 from Real Betis for a fee of 32 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2025 with the club.
The midfielder has banged in five goals and provided one assist in 19 matches for Tottenham this term on all fronts.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Argentina.
Lo Celso has also left his mark at the international stage after netting two goals in 21 senior appearances for the Argentina national team.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone wants to sign a new midfielder and Lo Celso is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Simeone wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old will offer the Atletico boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is reported to have made Giovani Lo Celso a top summer target amid what could prove a worrying claim made about the midfielder. Lo Celso has emerged as a key figure for Tottenham under Jose Mourinho. He was a regular in their side until suffering a serious hamstring injury against Leicester back in December. Indeed, his absence – which coincided with a spell on the sidelines for Sergio Reguilon – has been blamed on Tottenham’s slump. Mourinho’s men had topped the table 10 games ago – but a worrying run of results has seen them slip to ninth. That has seen the pressure increase on Mourinho. Indeed, recent defeats to West Ham and Man City has done little to dampen claims he could be replaced. Lo Celso still remains a few weeks away from a return to action – much to the disappointment of Mourinho. However, the siuation could get far worse with Todofijaches claiming Simeone has made Lo Celso his No 1 target at Atletico. The Spanish outlet claims Simeone wants his fellow Argentinian to step into the midfield shoes of Lucas Torreira.”
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Atletico Madrid have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Argentina international.
Giovani Lo Celso ideal fit for Atletico Madrid?
Giovani Lo Celso stands as an excellent option for Atletico. He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Atletico Madrid. Therefore, it makes sense for Simeone to step up his attempts to bring the Argentina midfielder to La Liga side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Madrid.
It will be interesting to see if Atletico can convince the English outfit to sell Lo Celso in the coming transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.