There is no secret that Tottenham are interested in signing Real Betis’ star midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. The Lilywhites have had a £53m bid rejected already (BBC) and now they may have just been given a boost in their pursuit of the Argentine, as Sevilla.abc claim Betis are after Lyon’s Nabil Fekir.
The Lyon captain got agonisingly close to a move to Liverpool last season (The Telegraph), although when that fell through it was sealed that the Frenchman would be spending the season at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Now, though, Fekir will be allowed to leave and Real Betis are interested.
Whether or not the 25-year-old is being looked at as a replacement for Lo Celso or a player to come in and shine alongside the Argentine is yet to be seen, but with the pair both playing a similar role, you’d imagine that this is one being prepped ahead of the departure of the Tottenham target.
Lo Celso is one who is being looked at as a potential Christian Eriksen replacement at Tottenham, although with little movement or news on the Eriksen departure front for a few days now, there’s no telling what will happen regarding the Dane’s, and the Argentine’s, future.
At the age of just 23-years-old, Lo Celso is fresh off of the back of a very impressive season in both La Liga and the Europa League, a season in which he bagged 16 goals and six assists from his attacking midfield base in 46 games for Betis, Transfermarkt.
Those numbers would not go amiss at Tottenham and with Mauricio Pochettino ‘determined’ to sign his countryman, as per Estadio Deportivo, getting this done will certainly be one of his priorities, especially if Betis bring in Fekir as his replacement.
The rumours were swirling that Spurs were in for both Dani Ceballos and Lo Celso, but with Sky Sports claiming that Ceballos is set to make his way to The Emirates as opposed to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the focus must be shifting to Lo Celso if Poch and co want to bring in an attacking midfielder this summer.