Tottenham Hotspur have already broken their transfer record this summer by signing Lyon central midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele, for a fee that could rise to £62.8m (BBC).
Spurs also reportedly bid £53m for Real Betis and Argentina attacking midfielder, Giovani Lo Celso, earlier in the window. The bid was turned down by the Spanish side as it fell far below the player’s £88m buyout clause (BBC).
However, Spurs are said to still be interested in securing the Argentine this transfer window ahead of the new season, perhaps as a long-term Christian Eriksen replacement (Estadio Deportivo).
While Lo Celso would be a great signing, I would argue that Spurs should be looking at Real Betis’ reported replacement for the Spurs target.
Marca have reported that Betis are lining up a deal for Lyon attacker, Nabil Fekir, this summer as a direct replacement for Lo Celso.
La Parisien even say that a deal is close between the two sides, with Betis just waiting on the Lo Celso sale.
The report states that Fekir could move for just £27m this summer, with Estadio Deportivo claiming that Betis want £63m for Lo Celso.
I would argue that Fekir could be a more cost-efficient option, allowing Spurs to also strengthen in other key areas.
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