Tottenham signed Giovani Lo Celso on a season-long loan from Real Betis over the summer and agreed a £34.25m buying option. The Lilywhites might be able to sign the 23-year-old for a cut-price fee if they make a move in the winter transfer window.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham could land Lo Celso’s signature for £27.4m if their offer comes in January. Given how hard Daniel Levy negotiated to sign the Argentine for less money than Betis asked for, he may consider paying up early.
Will Levy sign Lo Celso permanently in January?
Spurs’ new recruit has made eight appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal. Lo Celso has amassed only 250 minutes of football across the board, having suffered a hip injury earlier in the campaign. He made his first start in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over FK Crvena zvezda (November 6) and made his first league start in their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United (November 9).
Despite the lack of minutes, Lo Celso has shown his quality to supporters. As per WhoScored, the 23-year-old creates a chance every 38 minutes and makes a completed pass every 108 seconds. Levy is likely to take up the £7m discount by signing him in January which will be welcomed by supporters.