Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso ‘wants to join Tottenham’ with transfer talks already underway between clubs
- Tottenham hope to sign 23-year-old Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso
- And the Argentina international is reportedly keen to join Spurs this summer
- Spurs tabled a bid worth £53m for Lo Celso last month but Betis want more
Published: 19:02 EDT, 4 June 2019 | Updated: 19:02 EDT, 4 June 2019
Tottenham have reportedly been boosted in their quest to sign Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis this summer.
Spurs are keen to add the 23-year-old to their squad ahead of next season after seeing him provide 16 goals in all competitions during an impressive year-long loan spell with Betis.
Lo Celso has since seen his loan move from PSG to Betis become permanent for a transfer fee of £19.8million, but that does not necessarily mean he will be staying at the Benito Villamarin Stadium.
Tottenham hope to sign 23-year-old Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso this summer
According to Sky Sports, Lo Celso wants to join Spurs and link up with manager and fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs tabled a bid worth £53m for Lo Celso last month, but Betis want more.
He has a £88m buyout clause in his contract and Betis are reluctant to do business for less than that figure.
In addition to his goal threat, Lo Celso would add creativity to Tottenham’s team. He made five assists in 39 La Liga and Europa League games this season, but would likely provide many more if he were to link up with deadly finishers like Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in London.
Betis finished 10th in La Liga, 13 points clear of the relegation zone and 11 short of fourth-placed Valencia.
Lo Celso, pictured in action against Barcelona in March, is reportedly keen to move to Spurs