Report: Tottenham resume negotiations for playmaker

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have been linked with Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso since the start of the summer transfer window (BBC).

The 23-year-old is reported to be keen on leaving Betis to join his compatriot, Mauricio Pochettino in North London (Sky Sports).

The deal for Lo Celso was expected to progress quickly after the La Liga club completed the signing of Nabil Fekir but reports over the last few days have suggested that Tottenham still have some way to go to meet Betis’ valuation (Mucho Deporte).

However, there has now been a positive update with Spanish publication ElDesmarque having claimed that negotiations are progressing between Spurs and Betis.

While it is suggested that the two clubs haven’t reached an agreement on the transfer fee, it is being reported that they will likely do so before the transfer window shuts with Betis needing the money which will be generated by the sale of Lo Celso.

It is asserted that both clubs are calm about the situation and confident that a deal can be struck.

Spurs Web Opinion

This looks like one of those deals that can drag on till the final day but these reports seem to suggest that Spurs will be able to get this over the line. If the Lilywhites manage to sign Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon in addition to Ndombele and Clarke, then it will go down as a fantastic transfer window, irrespective of whether Eriksen stays or leaves.

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  1. No, it would be an excellent transfer window if we can sign Lo Celso and Sessegnon and both Erikssen and Rose stay. However if they both leave, we could potentially find ourselves weaker in three positions, RB, LB, CM and only better in one, DM with Ndombele. That would hardly be a “fantastic’ window would it? However, let’s not prejudge and let’s see how it pans out, as there are still 9 days to go.

  2. Should go for Zaha. Tried and tested premier league player and has improved over the last 2 or 3 seasons. Offer £65,000,000, final offer, if no, then chase other options.


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