Pochettino could certainly use more quality in central midfield and Ceballos would help them control games better.
The Spaniard is an accomplished passer and he is adept at controlling the tempo of the game. The Londoners needed someone like him against Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Ceballos could be the ideal partner for Harry Winks but Tottenham will have to get a defensive midfielder in for that combination to work.
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Furthermore, Pochettino is looking to bring in Lo Celso from La Liga as well. It seems that he is planning a major midfield overhaul this summer.
The Denmark international’s contract in north London expires in June 2020 and he is turning down an extension as he hopes for a move to Real Madrid. The Whites were interested in him as well as Paul Pogba, but Toni Kroos’ contract extension and even Luka Modric possibly following up means that only one of the Premier League duo would sign during this summer.
Ceballos was very highly rated before joining Real Madrid but he needs to play more often in order to fulfil his potential.
Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the Champions League Final. The Lilywhites did come a long way this season but certainly losing in a final is a huge dismay for any team. One of their standouts players from this season in Christian Eriksen could have already had his last act with the highly budding English side amid rumours of a move to Real Madrid.
Would prefer Lo Celso by far. Just take straight cash to reinvest in better talent and in the key areas of the squad (RB, CM, CDM, ST)
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Prefer developing winks than getting him. Madrid desperate to sell. Shouldn’t even be back up option
I don’t get all the people hating this. Literally no one has seen him play extensively since he’s been riding the bench at real behind an absolutely loaded midfield. There’s people earning money evaluating these kind of players and they certainly aren’t commenting here.
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CALLUM WILSON says England can rely on him if Harry Kane struggles to win his fitness fight this week.
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Tottenham star Kane played the full 90 minutes as his side lost to Liverpool in the Champions League final, his first game in 53 days after an ankle injury.
But if he isn’t ready to lead the Three Lions into Thursday’s UEFA Nations League semi final showdown with Holland, Bournemouth striker Wilson is.
The 15-goal Cherries striker scored on his England debut against the USA in November and is chomping at the bit to add to his two caps.
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He said: “If I didn’t have confidence in myself and the manager didn’t have confidence in me, I wouldn’t be here.
But remarkably he has never won an international trophy at senior level with Argentina. He has lost four finals, including a devastating three-year spell when he lost the 2014 World Cup final to Germany and the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals. Both to Chile. Both on penalties.
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“I have no doubt that I can do it on the international stage. Having scored on my debut, it put any self-doubt to bed. So if called upon, I know I can play well.
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“I wouldn’t be doing anything different to what I would usually do in club football. Just be myself, stay relaxed and play my own game.”
Kane will be assessed by England’s medical staff before the team flies out to Portugal for the finals tomorrow.
And the England captain will hold talks about his fitness with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate before facing Holland.
Things are going a lot better for the women’s team at Arsenal, with players including Leah Williamson guiding them to a league title this season. England will be hoping that the 22-year-old can have a similar effect at this summer’s World Cup in France after she was given the nod as part of Phil Neville’s squad.
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Wilson, 27, was forced to watch from afar as Kane and co marched into the World Cup semi finals but now feels fully part of the international set-up.
He said: “Last summer, I was sitting at home with an England hat on, celebrating goals, wishing the team on, just like any football and England fan.
“The manager and the team have got a great thing going on, so to come in was obviously a great thing for myself.”