Double deal on for Spurs as €42m target hints at January move

Date published: Thursday 20th September 2018 12:46 - Robert McCarthy

Tottenham, Inter Milan and Napoli target Stanislav Lobotka has hinted that he could be on the move in the January transfer window.

The highly-rated Slovakian midfielder was strongly tipped to leave Celta Vigo over the summer, with Barcelona and PSG also said to be ken on his signature.

However, the 23-year-old opted to remain at the La Liga outfit although that may only now be until the new year.

The player has admitted that he wants to play Champions League and when asked about his future said “we’ll see what happens in January”.

“Yes, in the summer there were offers from different clubs, but I’ll play with Celta at least for half the season,” Lobotka told Marca.

“It’s clear that all Celta players want to try and adventure with one of the bigger clubs in Europe. In football, everyone wants to play in the Champions League.

“I’m focused on doing well with Celta, then we’ll see what happens in January.”

Lobotka’s release clause is believed to be around €42million, but with Spurs failing to buy a single player over the summer it is thought that funds will be made readily available for Mauricio Pochettino to improve his squad.

Keita Balde TEAMtalk

Tottenham, meanwhile. remain interested in signing Monaco forward Keita Balde, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan.

Indeed Pochettino could launch a fresh bid for the Senegal star in January, according to Calciomercato.

Balde has featured in every one of Inter’s league games this campaign, including two starts against Parma and Bologna, and came on as a sub in the Champions League win over Spurs at the San Siro on Tuesday.


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