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Tottenham Hotspur star set to leave for Galatasaray

Giovani Lo Celso has been warming bench for Spurs this season

Giovani Lo Celso, the £27m player from Tottenham, is reportedly ready to bid farewell to his teammates as a move to Galatasaray nears completion. The Argentine international has expressed his desire to leave due to limited playing time under coach Ange Postecoglou.

According to Turkish news outlets, the transfer window in Turkey remains open until Friday 9th February. This gives Galatasaray ample time to finalize their signing of Lo Celso. Another Turkish news source has detailed that the deal is almost done and that the No.10 shirt at Galatasaray is already prepared for him.

Lo Celso's departure comes after making 96 appearances for Tottenham since his £27.2m transfer from LaLiga club Real Betis back in January 2020.

Spurs can afford to lose Giovani Lo Celso with options available

While some fans may be disappointed by this development given that it seemed like a resurgence was on the cards for Lo Celso earlier this season following his goal in the Manchester City match which ended 3-3 draw, it appears Spurs can afford this loss.

Postecoglou doesn't require much squad depth this season with Tottenham out of both FA Cup and Carabao Cup competitions and no European football scheduled. This reduces the necessity for retaining players like Lo Celso who are seeking more game time.

The recent signing of midfielder Lucas Bergvall from Djurgarden on transfer deadline day further lessens the need for keeping hold of Lo Celso. Bergvall arrived at Spurs in an £8.5m deal which adds depth and options into their midfield line-up.

Turkish window is expected to create a big transfer tussle

As we approach Friday's deadline day, all eyes will be on whether or not Giovani Lo Celso will make his move to Galatasaray. The Argentine player seems set on this transition, and it's only a matter of time before the official announcement is made.

While Lo Celso's departure may be a disappointment for some Tottenham fans, it appears to be a necessary move for both the player and the club. With new signings like Bergvall coming in and less demand for squad depth this season, Spurs seem well-prepared to handle this change.

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