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.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) August 8, 2019