Real Betis president gives definitive update on whether Spurs will sign Lo Celso in January

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Tottenham Hotspur were busy in the transfer market during last summer’s window, despite not signing a single player for nearly 18 months previous.

As well as bringing in Jack Clarke, Ryan Sessegnon, and Tanguy Ndombele, Tottenham also signed Giovani Lo Celso on loan from Real Betis for the season.

So far, the Argentine has only started three matches for the North London club, two for Mauricio Pochettino and one under new gaffer Jose Mourinho.

Lo Celso did manage to score on his full debut for Spurs against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League, netting the opener in a convincing win.

Football London report that Spurs have the option to make the deal for the playmaker permanent in January, rather than waiting until the end of the season. They claim that the January fee would be £27m, compared to the summer fee of £33.9m.

They also add that if Spurs finish in the Champions League places, or win the competition, then the deal for Lo Celso becomes mandatory anyway.

Real Betis president Angel Hero claims that he believes Spurs will get the deal done in January (Estadio Deportivo): “Yes, [Spurs] will exercise it because if they don’t they will be taxed a lot in June.

“[They] may also have to exercise it on a mandatory basis [in the summer].

“[We] understand Spurs will exercise the option.”

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