Tottenham ‘in the bidding’ to sign 23 year old, he sends them a ‘wink’ via social media
Spanish newspaper AS carry a small article on Tuesday regarding interest in Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka.
It’s believed Napoli will soon be the ‘main candidate’ in the ‘auction’ for the midfielder, because it’s expected Jorginho is off to Manchester City.
Whilst Jorginho’s agent has made it clear repeatedly that the player very much wants the move, a deal has yet to be agreed with Pep Guardiola’s side.
Also ‘in the bidding’ are Tottenham Hotspur, according to the claims, but AS don’t share any further information on that.
It’s a rumour which has been simmering without really getting to boiling point, and it seems to be one that Lobotka himself likes. On a search to see what else is being said on Spurs interest, we landed upon an article from Fichajes who says the Slovakian has sent a ‘wink’ to Tottenham.
Lobotka has shared a an article on Facebook linking him with Spurs.
We’ve checked it out and a page stating to be the footballer’s has indeed done that.
Playing in a central midfield role for Celta last season, Lobotka made 38 appearances in La Liga. AS believe Napoli would be willing to offer €32m, and the player has a release clause of €50m.
Tottenham monitoring Celta Vigo's Stanislav Lobotka ahead of summer transfer deadline
Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka has caught the eye of Tottenham.
Spurs are the only Premier League team yet to make a signing during the summer transfer window, with Thursday's 5pm deadline fast approaching.
The Slovakia international, who scored against England at Wembley last September, is unlikely to be a priority but is on their radar with Mousa Dembele still open to leaving before the season starts.
Lobotka previously confirmed interest in him from Napoli and an unnamed Premier League club.
He told Slovakian outlet Pravada in June: "We have been in contact with Napoli for a long time. But we do not have to go ahead, we are still negotiating.
He added: "The club they said clearly that if they come up with an interesting offer, they have no problem to let me go. But it has to be an adequate offer, as I recently signed an extension of the contract. We have to wait for it to happen.
"Another club from England [are interested], but I will not specify which club."
The 23-year-old, who joined Celta from Danish club Nordsjaelland a year ago, has a £31million [€50m] release clause in his contract.