Club urged to sell £33m target to West Ham and sign Tottenham man instead

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Napoli have been asked to let West Ham United target Piotr Zielinski leave in order to fund a deal for Premier League misfit Giovani Lo Celso from Tottenham Hotspur via Vikonos TV.

It’s been almost a month since news emerged that Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Sergio Reguilon and Lo Celso would all be left at home as Spurs embarked on their pre-season tour of Asia, with none of the foursome doing part of Antonio Conte’s plans. in the new campaign.

Three weeks later, Winks, Ndombele, Reguilon and Lo Celso are still very much Spurs players.

It turns out finding clubs willing to spend on underperforming players – while appropriating their sky-high salaries – is easier said than done, especially in the post-COVID era.

Eh. Who would have believed it ?

Tottenham still hoping to sell Giovani Lo Celso

Tottenham are yet to receive an offer deemed acceptable for the £21million-rated Lo Celso. Villarreal are only offering £13m. By Il MattinoNapoli only want the Argentina international on loan and will ask Spurs to pay a percentage of his £70,000-a-week salary during the playmaker’s time at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.

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But according to Pietro Lo Monaco, the former manager of Palermo, Genoa and Udinese, Napoli should move heaven and earth to bring Lo Celso in. Even if it means letting Zielinski go first.

“Zielinsky? If his exit brings me money plus Lo Celso, maybe on loan with an option to buy, it’s a sacrifice I’d make all my life,” Lo Monaco muses, via Calcio Napoli 1926.

“Lo Celso would make Napoli’s attacking department respectable. Also, with an extra attacking midfielder, Napoli would be really complete.

Zielinski, a talented and technically gifted schemer in the mold of Lo Celso, has attracted interest from West Ham United. David Moyes’ side have offered £33m for the Poland international.

There are, however, conflicting reports as to whether or not Zielinski would consider joining Gianluca Scamacca at the London Stadium. A four-year contract worth £90,000 a week may be enough to twist his arm…

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