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Tottenham lodge 70 million Euro Giovani Lo Celso bid


As per a report from the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs have tabled a big-money offer for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.

Short-lived PSG stint

Argentine attacking midfielder Lo Celso made the move to Europe in the summer of 2016, when he joined French powerhouse PSG from Rosario Central.

After struggling for game-time during his debut campaign at the Parc des Princes, Lo Celso went on to enjoy a largely-impressive season in 2017/18, when he managed 33 appearances in Ligue 1, 18 of which came as starts.

However, despite having been short on options in midfield, PSG allowed the gifted South American to depart the French capital last summer, with Lo Celso having joined La Liga outfit Real Betis on loan with option to buy.

Betis standout

And the 23-year-old has since gone on to showcase exactly why he was so highly-regarded in his home country of Argentina during the early years of his career.

Lo Celso has taken his performances to another level altogether at the Benito Villamarín Stadium this season.

Giovani Lo Celso

SEVILLE, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 07: Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis Balompie runs with the ball during the Copa del Semi Final match between Real Betis and Valencia at Estadio Benito Villamarin on February 07, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Across all competitions, the Rosario youth product racked up 16 goals and 5 assists, proving an absolutely integral member of now-former Betis boss Quique Setién’s squad.

Spurs bound?

And Lo Celso’s stellar form has certainly not gone unnoticed across Europe.

Premier League giants Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been named as keen admirers of the midfielder’s talents of late.

Spurs, though, have been by far the most persistently-linked.

The 23-year-old is likely viewed as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, who has been heavily-linked with a move to Real Madrid.

A report from Spanish outlet AS last week suggested that the north Londoners were prepared to pay up to 60 million Euro to secure Lo Celso’s signature.

As per the aforementioned update from Gianluca Di Marzio this afternoon, though, Tottenham have gone a step further.

The capital outfit are said to have tabled a hefty 70 million Euro bid for the gifted Argentine.

Betis, for their part, made Lo Celso’s move to Seville permanent in April, for 22 million Euro.

The Argentine’s release clause, meanwhile, is reportedly set at 100 million Euro.

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