Tottenham chairman Fabio Paratici is reported to be willing to explore a potential swap deal that could see Giovanni Lo Celso leave for Real Madrid. Villarreal Pau Torres is moving in the opposite direction.
Lo Celso is currently on loan to Villarreal and has done well in his La Liga time, helping Unai Emery’s side on a surprising run to the Champions League semi-finals this season.
to me football insideSpurs are still confident they can make up to £30m from the sale of Lo Celso, although Barracci is also said to be considering using the Argentine as part of a deal to sign Spain defender Torres.
Spurs fans will surely view this as a feat if the club can make it through, as it seems unlikely that Lo Celso will have a long-term future in north London.
Meanwhile, Torres appears as a strong and intelligent defender who could make an immediate impact in Antonio Conte’s squad.
The Italian tactical will want to bring in the best players possible after he used to work with elite talent during his time in charge of the likes of Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan.
The current Spurs squad is a long way from that level at the moment, but Torres would be a fantastic signing who could help Conte realize his vision for the club.