Tottenham have agreed a fee for Giovani Lo Celso with Real Betis, according to the Daily Record.
Lo Celso has been heavily linked with Spurs throughout the summer but a potential deal has been on and off the table in recent weeks, primarily because of the uncertainty surrounding Christian Eriksen’s future.
In June, Eriksen admitted he may seek a new challenge this season, but Real Madrid – the club he is apparently most likely to join – have prioritised other deals in the current transfer window.
Regardless, it looks as if Tottenham are attempting to sign a replacement for the Dane with Lo Celso and Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes the names being mooted. Fernandes is thought to be attracting interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid too. Maybe that is why Spurs have reportedly sped up their pursuit of Lo Celso.
Duncan Castles of the Daily Record claims Tottenham have now agreed a £55 million fee for the Argentinian, so if the deal goes through he will not overtake Tanguy Ndombele as the club’s new record signing.
The report also suggests Sporting are willing to let Fernandes go for £55 million plus bonuses, so perhaps Spurs are keeping the Portugal international in mind as a contingency plan.
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