Tottenham Hotspur want to spend the money they are likely to receive for Christian Eriksen in advance on Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
That’s according to reliable London Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick, who is usually spot on when it comes to Spurs-related stories.
On Wednesday, Eriksen revealed to the Danish media he intends to “try something new” amid reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
“I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new.
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham.
“But in football you do not know when clarification comes. It can happen any time.”
In the meantime Tottenham are said to be chasing Lo Celso, as has been reported by multiple sources.
Earlier this week, we relayed reports suggesting the Argentinian is keen to leave Betis and join up with his countryman Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.
Subsequently there was plenty of talk about Eriksen and Lo Celso flying around on Twitter on Wednesday.
That looks like the plan.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) June 5, 2019
And when a Tottenham supporter asked Dan Kilpatrick if the club plans to spend the Eriksen money in advance on Lo Celso, the journalist replied: “That looks like the plan.”
If Spurs truly have already made an offer for Lo Celso, it seems they are confident Eriksen will depart in the coming weeks.