Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur will benefit financially by splashing £55million to sign Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent basis from Real Betis in January – instead of waiting until next summer.
The 23-year-old joined Tottenham in the summer on loan from La Liga outfit Betis, and after overcoming a number of niggling injuries, the Argentina international has impressed over the past few weeks for Spurs.
Indeed, the playmaker even scored in the 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade. However, he remains on loan at Spurs and has a contract at Betis which lasts until the summer of 2023 – but Spurs can buy him permanently for £55million (Telegraph).
Now, the latest report claims Spurs will benefit financially by splashing out the permanent clause in the January window – instead of waiting until the end of the season to sign Lo Celso. It remains to be seen what Spurs will do.
TBR’s view – Has Lo Celso done enough to earn permanent deal?
Unfortunately, Lo Celso missed a considerable amount of the season to begin with and although he has impressed in his brief performances since the injury, he has not shown enough to persuade Daniel Levy to splash £55million.
However, he has two months between now and January to show Levy why he deserves to stay at Spurs. Indeed, if Levy will save money in January as oppose to the summer – then he will be inclined to do the deal if he thinks Lo Celso is worth it.