Tottenham could sell Giovani Lo Celso to Napoli this summer and that’s great news for West Ham regarding our pursuit of Piotr Zielinski.
Alfredo Pedulla claims that Napoli are looking to sign the 26-year-old Tottenham star as a potential replacement for Zielinski, who is being chased by the Hammers.
This seems like a transfer that could rumble on and on this summer but Tottenham may well be about to do us a huge favour.
Should Lo Celso leave Spurs to join Napoli, there is a far greater chance that the Italians will be prepared to part company with Zielinski.
Tottenham and West Ham don’t do business with each other very often, but the north London club could be set to inadvertently help us out in the race to sign Zielinski…
Tottenham selling Giovani Lo Celso to Napoli could really help out West Ham
Alfredo Pedulla claims that Napoli have contacted Tottenham about signing Lo Celso as a potential replacement for Zielinski.
That’s great news for us.
Lo Celso joined Tottenham from Real Betis in January 2020 for around £27 million (BBC).
If Napoli genuinely are on the hunt for another attack-minded midfielder, it must mean they have doubts about keeping the 72-capped Poland international at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this summer.
Getting the signing of Zielinski over the line will be crucial for West Ham manager David Moyes as he tries to move on from the Jesse Lingard saga.
Moyes has already made some truly superb signings this summer with the likes of Nayef Aguerd and Gianluca Scamacca arriving at the London Stadium.
Tottenham have been busy in the summer transfer window as well, with Antonio Conte making some impressive additions.
Both clubs will feel very confident about their chances of success ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The window could be set to get even better for West Ham though. Zielinski would be a terrific addition to Moyes’s ranks. Former Poland manager Paulo Sousa described the Napoli midfielder as ‘exceptional’ (The Guardian).
Tottenham selling Giovani Lo Celso to Napoli may well end up helping the Hammers massively.
And if we do sign Zielinski from Napoli, with Tottenham lending us a helping hand, it will taste doubly sweet.