Giovani Lo Celso will be a Spurs players very soon, according reports in the Spanish media. Estadio Deportivo reports that the two clubs met sometime last week and after that, the transfer is expected to go through. Only minor details like the final transfer fee for the player are holding up the process. However, Tottenham are expected to reach an agreement shortly.
Tottenham prioritize Giovani Lo Celso after completing two signings
Tottenham fans had to wait until the thick of the transfer window for the club to announce their first new player. However, they weren’t disappointed by Daniel Levy who paid a club record £63 million to get Tanguy NDombele. Now, after the meeting reported by Estadio Deportivo, the club will prioritize Giovani Lo Celso as a transfer target, having secured the first guy NDombele.
It is likely that Tottenham will smash their very fresh transfer fee record within this window itself. Real Betis have a release clause worth £88 million in their contract with Lo Celso. It has given them leverage to stick to an asking price of £67 million. If Tottenham pay this much for Pochettino’s compatriot Lo Celso, he would become the new biggest Spurs signing.
World Cup winner wants Tottenham to sell Eriksen ASAP
You’d be right to wonder what happens in a scenario where Eriksen doesn’t leave and Giovani Lo Celso is a Spurs player. However, most experts like Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles think the club’s interests lie in moving on the Danish playmaker.
“I won’t say he’s not happy with us, because he is, but his mind is trying to play somewhere else, and the best thing is to part company.”
Ossie Ardiles via TalkSport
The argument is sound because Eriksen’s transfer away will free up some wage bill and also fetch a significant transfer fee, which can finance other deals. Given that Eriksen doesn’t really have his heart set at Tottenham, the decision to let him go becomes ever more logical.