Tottenham come up with ingenious solution to push Lo Celso deal over the line

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Giovani Lo Celso
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Tottenham Hotspur have been locked in negotiations with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso since the start of the summer but both clubs couldn’t agree on a valuation (Mundo Deportivo).

However, news finally broke yesterday indicating that both clubs had achieved a breakthrough in their talks, allowing the Argentine international to complete his move to Tottenham (Sky Sports).

Now details are starting to emerge as to how the Lilywhites manage to appease Betis.

BBC Journalist David Ornstein revealed that Spurs have agreed on a loan deal with an obligatory option to buy for Lo Celso.

Football London’s Alasdair Gold suggested that this was a clever ploy by Daniel Levy to ensure that Betis got to keep most of the transfer fee.

Gold asserted that PSG, who had inserted a sell-on clause when they sold Lo Celso to Betis, would get a smaller cut of the fee since the loan fee would be deducted from the overall transfer fee.

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It is clear that Lo Celso is the player that was at the top of Pochettino’s wish list and so this is great news indeed if the signing is confirmed. While Levy’s tactics can sometimes frustrate fans, he has once again proved how shrewd a negotiator he is with Lo Celso’s capture.

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