Argentine superstar touches down in London for Tottenham medical


Tottenham are poised to secure the services of Argentine playmaker Giovani Lo Celso after reports emerged that the Real Betis man is currently in North London preparing to undergo a medical.

A report by the Guardian yesterday mentioned that Spurs would stump up a £55 million fee for Lo Celso, but that clashes with various outlets reporting today that the structure of the deal could be a loan with an obligation to buy.

Estadio Deportivo (via Inside Futbol) claim that Spurs will pay an initial €16 million loan fee, with the obligation to buy triggered upon Tottenham’s qualification for the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League.

The midfielder has achieved 19 caps for Argentina and joined Betis on a permanent deal in April after spending the season on loan from Paris St-Germain. He made scored 16 times in all competitions last year from his 45 appearances.

The deal is expected to be completed comfortably before today’s deadline cut-off time of 5pm, with a host of other names arrivals and departures from White Hart Lane still reportedly in negotiation.

Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon’s long-awaited move across London appears to be nearing completion, but the proposed acquisitions of Phillipe Coutinho and Paolo Dybala both now appear unlikely.

Spurs are still keen to offload Danny Rose, although the left-back has spoken of his desire to stay and fight for his place, while rumours of Christian Eriksen’s departure continue to persist.