Tottenham Hotspur fans are waiting with bated breath as the club are yet to announce the first summer signing. London rivals Chelsea are under a two window transfer ban and have still managed to get their hands on Kovacic from Real Madrid. Giovani Lo Celso is one of the longest linked players with Spurs this summer but there’s been no news of a bid in the last fortnight. It’s been all NDombele and Jack Clarke.
Giovani Lo Celso being held up by Spurs’ transfers
Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino would have loved to add Lo Celso to the squad until now. As the club needed to move on other targets like Tanguy NDombele, a move for the Argentine midfielder was deferred. The biggest reason for this delay has been the club’s inability to generate money from player sales. None of Eriksen, Alderweireld or Keiran Trippier have moved on from London, giving Spurs very little money beyond the two deals listed to proceed.
Pochettino certainly wants to bring his compatriot to London. Especially as Giovani Lo Celso has helped Argentina reach the semi-final of the Copa America. His team plays Brazil tomorrow while Pochettino will be hoping he can ship out someone to make money and buy the attacking midfielder.
Betis have set £67 million price tag
We have already asserted that Tottenham have every intention of breaking the club transfer record this summer. It is warranted as the club has spent nada on transfer since January 2018, making investment in the squad mandatory.
Real Betis know the impulse Pochettino will have to sign players in his frame. Lo Celso happens to be amongst his top targets and Betis want to cash on his willingness to sign the Argentina international. They may only have signed Giovani Lo Celso for £20 million from PSG, but they do know how to make a good deal and triple their own investment.
If only Real Madrid really wanted Eriksen. Now that would just be delicious.