The print edition of AS (as relayed by Sport Witness) have revealed that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will hear a dispute regarding Giovani Lo Celso’s move to Tottenham in 2019.

The report explains that Spurs initially signed Lo Celso on a €16m (£13.6m) loan deal from Real Betis with an option to make the deal permanent for a further €32m (£27.3m).

The North Londoners took up the permanent option just a few months later after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm.

AS reveal that at the time Betis owed Paris Saint-Germain 20 per cent of the proceeds from the Argentine’s move to Tottenham as part of the deal the La Liga club agreed with the Ligue 1 giants in 2018.

However, the Seville-based club allegedly insisted they only owed PSG 20 per cent of the £27.3m transfer fee and not any part of the £13.6m Spurs paid for the initial loan deal.

PSG disagreed with Betis’ stand and the issue is now set to be resolved in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, with the hearing set for next Wednesday.

Spurs Web Opinion

This is evidently an issue that is purely between PSG and Betis, based on how each party interprets the original transfer agreement. Neither Spurs nor Lo Celso will be affected by the outcome of the hearing.

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