Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Giovani Lo Celso since the start of the summer (BBC) but a move has not materialised so far.
It has been claimed that Betis are under pressure to sell Lo Celso after signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon and that the Argentine international is keen on a move to Tottenham (ElDesmarque). So this leaves Tottenham in a pretty powerful bargaining position.
Earlier today Informa Betis, a publication that closely covers the happenings at the La Liga club, reported that Napoli have now entered the race for Lo Celso and are keen to sign him after losing out on Nicolas Pepe.
While this caused some concern among Spurs fans, CalcioNapoli24 have been quick to shut down the links by confirming that Lo Celso is not one of the Serie A club’s targets this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Could the immediate denial by CalcioNapoli24 suggest that Betis may have leaked the story to the press to get Spurs to increase their offer?
I would say that this is a real possibility. While Levy is a master negotiator and player in the transfer scene, plenty of others know how to squeeze the best deal.
We all know how this is how Levy operates. The Spurs chairman tries to squeeze as much out of deals as he possibly can and that is likely what’s happening with the Lo Celso deal as well. While it could be frustrating for Spurs fans, this strategy has certainly served the club well over the years.
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