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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his approval for club's pursuit of Tottenham star - Reports

Andrea Pirlo has reportedly got Cristiano Ronaldo
Andrea Pirlo has reportedly got Cristiano Ronaldo's approval to make this transfer
Varun Totadri
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Modified 02 Mar 2021
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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly approved the club's intention to sign Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso in the summer. The Argentine midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham in recent months.

According to Calciomercato, Jose Mourinho is looking to revamp his Tottenham side in the summer and could part ways with a number of stars to create room in the squad for new signings. Giovani Lo Celso is tipped to be one of the players who will be sold by Tottenham, and the Argentine has attracted interest from Juventus.

Giovani Lo Celso rose to prominence in Europe during his time at Real Betis. The Argentine's performances for the Spanish club caught the eye of a number of Europe's top teams.

Lo Celso joined Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan in the summer of 2019, with an option to buy at the end of the season. Despite Tottenham enduring a poor season in which they sacked former manager Mauricio Pochettino in November and finished sixth in the Premier League, Lo Celso impressed when given the chance.

Lo Celso's contract was made permanent in January 2020. The Argentine has, however, suffered some injury problems at Tottenham and has been starved of regular playing time in recent months.


Also read: How overreliance on Cristiano Ronaldo is hurting Juventus' title hopes


The north London club will reportedly make him available for transfer in the summer, and have set a price tag of just €25 million. Juventus are said to be interested in signing the 24-year-old.

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have been impressed with Lo Celso's performance for Real Betis in La Liga and has given his approval for the transfer.

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Juventus will look to sign Giovani Lo Celso as Cristiano Ronaldo wants him as a teammate in Turin

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Juventus have been linked with a move for a number of midfielders in recent weeks. The Binaconeri have endured a poor season under new manager Andrea Pirlo. They are currently in third place in the Serie A table and are at risk of being knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 phase after losing 2-1 to Porto in the first leg.

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The club hierarchy have therefore commenced making plans for the summer. Andrea Pirlo is reportedly keen to strengthen his midfield as he continues to lack faith in the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Adrian Rabiot.

Juventus are looking to sign young players with potential to create a team for the future around talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo. At 24, Lo Celso still has time to develop into a top-quality player.


Also read: 5 players who were dubbed to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo

Published 02 Mar 2021, 12:06 IST
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