Tottenham set to agree £45m deal after player snubs Man Utd to join Spurs

By on July 23, 2019

Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Here, Tottenham are set to sign Giovani Lo Celso…

Tottenham are set to snap-up Manchester United target Giovani Lo Celso in a £45m deal after Real Betis signed Nabil Fekir as his replacement, according to The Sun.

Lo Celso has been one of the hottest talents of the summer transfer window after enjoying an excellent campaign with Betis last season that saw him contribute 16 goals and 6 assists in his first year at the club after joining from PSG on an initial 12-month loan deal.

The 23-year-old’s impressive form persuaded Betis to activate a £20m option-to-buy clause in the midfielders contract in April but the Spanish club are now expected to cash-in to turn a quick profit.

The Sun claims that Manchester United have expressed an interest in signing Lo Celso as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add a creative midfielder to his squad amid on-going speculation surrounding the future of Paul Pogba.

However, the newspaper says Lo Celso has snubbed interest from United after informing Betis he wants to join Tottenham in order to play under compatriot Mauricio Pochettino in north London.

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The two clubs have been locked in negotiations for weeks but The Sun says Spurs are now set to complete a £45m deal after Betis lowered their £60m valuation following the bargain £22.6m capture of Fekir from Lyon.

With Fekir already signed as a replacement, it’s paved the way for Lo Celso to wrap-up his move to White Hart Lane and the Argentinean international should prove to be an excellent signing if he adjusts to life in the Premier League.

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Lo Celso now looks set to become Tottenham’s third major signing of the summer as Pochettino’s has already agreed deals for Tangay Ndombele and Jack Clarke. However, his arrival will cast further doubt over the future of Christian Eriksen with the Danish international linked with a move away from Spurs this summer.

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