Report: Manchester United enter the race for Spurs target

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Dom Le Roy

Yesterday, news broke through Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur had cooled their interest in Giovani Lo Celso.

It is believed that the negotiations with Real Betis came to a halt due to the La Liga outfit asking for a minimum fee of £70 million.

With Lo Celso’s release clause set at £88 million, the asking price doesn’t sound too unreasonable for a player that scored 11 goals for Betis last season (WhoScored), but I’m sure Daniel Levy will use his negotiating skills to shave off a couple more million.

Spurs are said to waiting on the future of Christian Eriksen (Sky Sports) to be resolved before entering into further negotiations and meeting Betis’ demands.

According to the Daily Express, Manchester United have has stepped up to the table and they are also looking to bring Lo Celso to the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be looking to hijack Spurs’ plans and recruit the former PSG man ahead of the new season.

Could Spurs waiting on Eriksen’s future see Lo Celso slip through our hands and move to the red half of Manchester? What are your thoughts?

Spurs Web opinion:
With Manchester United being heavily linked to numerous midfielders this summer, it was only a matter of time before someone tied them to Lo Celso.

This could be a matter of smoke and mirrors to help Spurs come back to the negotiating table, either way, this story is shaping up to be quite interesting.

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  1. Man United make me laugh. They are going to sign everyone. Sheer arrogance, which is why they are so widely disliked. Stung by not getting Ndombele, stung by Pogba and De Gea wanting to leave, no longer a top 4 club, not in the champions league. They have not very much going for them. Apart form money. And Pogba will show you that money can’t buy loyalty.


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