This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
Tottenham Hotspur’s move for Giovani Lo Celso is not dependant on selling Christian Eriksen this summer, per Football.London.
Spurs have been heavily linked with a swoop for the Argentina international in this transfer window.
The Daily Mirror reported earlier this week that the club were hoping to sign both the Argentina international and Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon in the coming days.
However, Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold reports that Spurs remain in negotiations with the Spanish club as they look to secure a deal.
More crucially, he revealed that a deal is not dependant on Eriksen departing the club, despite the Denmark international having expressed a desire to take on a new challenge following the Champions League final.
This is huge from Spurs.
Reports had suggested that the club needed to cash in on Eriksen to have any chance of raising the funds to buy Lo Celso.
But if this report is accurate and it turns out that such a compromise actually isn’t needed, then Tottenham could end up with two genuinely exceptional attacking midfielders.
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They compliment each other, then, when it comes to their numbers.
And one feels that Eriksen is one player who needs support at Spurs; he has already made close to 300 senior appearances for the club, with 51 coming in 2018/19.
Bringing in a player who can lighten that load is only going to be a good thing, and signing one without losing the other would be the ultimate show that last year’s Champions League challenge was no fluke.