According to the print edition of AS (as relayed by Sport Witness), Real Betis are set to challenge Sevilla in the race for Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

Spurs signed Lo Celso in the summer of 2019 on the back of the midfielder’s impressive campaign for Betis but the 25-year-old has struggled to replicate the same sort of consistency in his two and a half years in North London.

Antonio Conte has allegedly grown weary of Giovani Lo Celso’s inability to follow instructions to his required level (The Independent). 

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealed on Monday that the midfielder is attracting interest from Sevilla.

Football Insider have subsequently suggested that Spurs could even use the Argentina international in a part-exchange deal to sign Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos.

If AS’s latest update is to be believed, Sevilla are set to face competition for Lo Celso from their local rivals Betis, who are thought to be keen on bringing the Spurs man back to the Benito Villamarin Stadium.

The report asserts that Manuel Pellegrini’s side are ‘attentive’ to the South American’s situation and that Lo Celso is ‘willing to change scenery’ in search of regular first-team football.

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Given how well Lo Celso did in the one season he had in Spain, it is not surprising that La Liga clubs are keen on snapping up the 25-year-old. 

Spurs will be hoping to get a bidding war going for him in the final week of the window, although the likes of Sevilla and Betis are not likely to be able to afford big fees.

That is why I suspect that Paratici could be looking to use the Argentine in a potential part-exchange deal, just as with Ndombele. 

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