Real Betis chief executive José Miguel Lopez Catalan has explained the clauses in Giovani Lo Celso’s contract to Spanish news outlet ABC Sevilla.
Tottenham Hotspur signed Lo Celso for an initial loan fee of £13.7million in the summer (according to Estadio Deportivo) with an option to make the deal permanent.
The Betis CEO has now revealed that Tottenham could make the deal for the midfielder permanent by paying an additional £27.3million (Football.London) in the January transfer window.
He also divulged there is a mandatory clause in the deal which means Spurs have to pay an additional £35.3million to sign the Argentine permanently at the end of the season if they do manage to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
In the event that the Lilywhites fail to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition for the first time in five seasons, the mandatory clause then becomes an option to buy the 23-year-old for the same fee.
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Lo Celso looked like he was finally going to get a chance to show what he can do after returning from injury as Pochettino started him in consecutive games. Since the Argentine’s departure and Mourinho’s arrival, however, he hasn’t really seen many minutes. With the Portuguese manager preferring to play with two pivots in midfield and four out and out attackers, it does feel like Lo Celso is an odd man out.
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