Opinion: The easy way in which Spurs can afford a Giovani Lo Celso deal

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Giovani Lo Celso for some time now, with the club bidding £53m for him way back in May (BBC).

However, the Argentine remains a Real Betis player, with the two clubs reportedly still far apart in their valuations of the player.

Marca say that Betis are holding out for €70m, while Tottenham won’t offer more than €55m this summer.

Despite this, Tottenham are also said to be willing to pay around £25m for Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham this summer (Standard).

I would argue that Danny Rose and Ben Davies cover the left-back position and Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son cover the left-wing position.

Sessegnon has one year left on his Fulham contract and reportedly wants to join Spurs (Guardian). So why are Tottenham not simply waiting and taking him on a free in 2020, while putting that £25m into the Lo Celso deal?

This way Spurs could get the player they desperately need, while saving on a player who isn’t an absolute necessity at this time.

Lo Celso doesn’t just represent a new player to me, but a message to Pochettino that the club are willing to back him and bring in the players he wants.

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