Barcelona are plotting a January swoop for Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
The Argentine has been performing quite well for the North London side since replacing injured James Maddison in Ange Postecoglou’s side.
He has failed to establish his foot in the squad since his £55 million switch from Real Betis in 2019 and spent the last two seasons away on loan at Villarreal.
But Lo Celso has proven himself to be a big player for Tottenham Hotspur even though he was expected to leave in the recent summer window.
He will continue to play a more prominent role but could be deemed surplus once James Maddison returns to the fold in the coming few weeks.
According to reports, Xavi is a keen admirer of the 27-year-old and made Lo Celso his primary target after losing Gavi for the remainder of the campaign.
“In summer it was a possibility,” Romano said. “He was one of the names discussed by Xavi and (Barcelona director) Deco in the meetings they had about the midfield position.
“They discussed this chance to bring in Giovani Lo Celso, because he is a player from what I’m told is really appreciated by Xavi.
“Xavi really considers Lo Celso an under-rated midfielder with very good skills. He would like to train Gio Lo Celso one day.”
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