Manchester United maybe in the front of the queue to sign Tottenham target Giovani Lo Celso. It appears that Tottenham’s first bid of £35.6 wasn’t good enough and the ensuing discussion between the club didn’t lead anywhere either.
Tottenham target Giovani Lo Celso on United’s radar
If it comes to paying money, Tottenham certainly will not compete with Manchester United. The reason is simply United’s bigger financial muscle. The initiative in the Giovani Lo Celso saga was certainly with Spurs as even the player himself acknowledged interest from the London club.
Real Betis, who currently own Lo Celso after exercising their option to buy him from PSG for £20 million have rejected at least one bid from Spurs. The Tottenham target is attracting attention of the biggest clubs in Europe after shooting 16 goals in his last La Liga campaign.
United and Juventus have been keeping tabs on the player. If Tottenham’s approach failed, they would be ready to swoop in for the midfielder.
Daniel Levy not meeting Betis’ valuation of the Tottenham target
Daniel Levy is known to bargain hard. Sometimes he misses out on Tottenham’s targets and sometimes they join another club. The Spanish media says If Man United gazump Spurs for Giovani‘s signature, it would be because the club failed to meet his release clause.
Depending on who you choose to believe, his release clause is either £66 million or £88 million. Spurs bid for the player was worth no more than £53 million. If Spurs are to get their number 1 target for the playmaker position (of Eriksen) they need to shell out the asking price or lose him to United. Why would he want to go to United though?