Atletico Madrid are looking to nip Villarreal’s Giovani Lo Celso while Spurs are demanding £17m for the playmaker after a successful loan

ATLETICO MADRID have reportedly started alongside Villarreal in the race to land Giovani Lo Celso from Tottenham.

The Argentine shone with the Yellow Submarine after being loaned to Spain from Spurs in January.

Giovani Lo Celso spent the second half of last season on loan at Villarreal

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Giovani Lo Celso spent the second half of last season on loan at VillarrealPhoto credit: Getty

He helped them reach the semi-finals of the Champions League during his five months under Unai Emery.

Villarreal are keen to make the move permanent but have struggled to agree a deal with Tottenham.

The Lilywhites are reportedly ready to accept £17million for the man they spent around £45million on three summers ago.

But Emery and co have yet to come up with the cash that could open the door for Atletico.

According to AS, Diego Simeone is a big fan of his compatriot.

They claim Atletico pursued Lo Celso during his time at Real Betis but were beaten to his signature by Tottenham in 2019.

Simeone and co could now re-enter for Lo Celso, who they believe would be a perfect fit for their team.

The midfielder made nine Premier League appearances in the first half of the season before being deemed overwhelmed by Antonio Conte.

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He then made 22 appearances for Villarreal, including famous Champions League victories over Juventus and Bayern Munich.

Other reports suggest Tottenham could use Lo Celso as bait to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres.

Spurs appear ready to replace the outgoing star with Brighton ace Yves Bissouma.

The 25-year-old received a medical today at Hotspur Way before moving from the south coast for £25m.

Besides Lo Celso, Atletico are also interested in signing Valencia ace Carlos Soler to further strengthen the midfield.

They also have a decision to make regarding Saul Niguez, who has returned after flopping on loan at Chelsea last season.

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