Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a lot of attacking midfielders in the past few weeks, with the future of Christian Eriksen still up in the air.
Eriksen revealed to the Danish press that he is looking for a new challenge and a step up from Spurs next season (Ekstra Bladet), perhaps prompting Tottenham to begin their search for a replacement.
The most clear-cut link so far this window has to go down as Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis, with Spurs even putting in a £53m bid for the player, according to the BBC.
Lo Celso scored 16 goals and set up a further six in his first full campaign at Real Betis, after the 23-year-old joined from PSG earlier this year.
The Real Betis manager, Rubi, has now revealed that his club will reinvest the money if Lo Celso does leave this window, refusing to rule out a move.
He did, however, say that he hopes the playmaker stays at his current club (ABC Sevilla): “You always want to have the best players at your command and Lo Celso is, I don’t have to talk about a player who, without being a striker, has scored 16 goals in his first season here, but I do say one thing. I have peace of mind that, if he has to leave, hopefully not, that money will be invested in improving the squad.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Lo Celso looks like a realistic and fantastic option if Eriksen leaves the club this summer, but a move will likely hinge on just that. I can’t see Spurs investing a club record fee in the player when they already have the likes of Eriksen and Alli in that position.
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