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