A Giovani Lo Celso transfer could be on for Tottenham after the club bid a record amount for the Argentine. Since then, Real Betis have rejected the move from Spurs and stood firm on their demand for the release clause to be paid. His release clause was set at £88 million after Betis bought him from PSG for £20 million.
So in a short amount of time, Real Betis could be making more than four times profit on their investment in the central midfielder. His sixteen goals for the season have certainly done no harm to his valuation by his club.
Spurs are in the market for a number of players: some to shore things up and others to replace any departing stars. So far, Eriksen has come out and clearly stated his desire to leave for a new challenge. Other players and even the manager Pochettino could follow. Though Pochettino is now expect to complete the rebuilding of the squad himself.
Giovani Lo Celso’s transfer will ideally replace departing Eriksen
Fans have been thronging to social media and search engine to look for more information about one of the most high profile Spurs targets this summer. However, there’s nobody better than former footballers and football pundits to gauge the player. Here’s what the best experts have to say about Giovani Lo Celso’s transfer to Tottenham:
– Sky Sports La Liga pundit
Guillem Balague is born and brought up in Barcelona. He covers a good amount of Spanish football even for Sky Sports and is familiar with up and coming players in Spain. Real Betis’ Lo Celso is no stranger to the pundit and he had high praise for the Argentine when Betis beat Barcelona last year.
– ESPNFC (formerly TheTimes)
Gab Marcotti is an Italian journalist and football aficionado who writes for ESPNFC. The former Times football journalist has been more analytical than some other people and thinks Spurs only need Lo Celso in case Eriksen leaves (which looks likely). According to Gab Marcotti, Lo Celso will bring much of the same skillset that Eriksen has, including laying off wonderful balls for his team-mates in attack or shooting from range.
As likely as Eriksen looks to leave now, we may have to seriously consider the possibility of replacing him with Giovani Lo Celso. This is evidenced in the bid Tottenham already put in for him. Now, it’s all about how badly Spurs want him and how reluctant Betis are to sell their star midfielder.