NEWS
Tuesday August 6 2019
Tottenham and Real Betis 'far apart' on Giovani Lo Celso

Real Betis and Tottenham remain €15m apart in their valuations of midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, with a move appearing unlikely, report Marca.

The Premier League transfer window closes on 8 August and Betis are adamant that their asking price for the Argentine international stands at €70m.

However, Spurs have not made an offer of higher than €55m, despite reports that a deal had been struck for €52m with a further €8m in variables, although personal terms have been agreed between the player and the North London club.

It is claimed by ABC de Sevilla that the midfielder, who has returned to first-team training with Betis, has been offered ‘a dizzying economic offer’ by Spurs, but no transfer has yet been agreed.

ABC de Sevilla say the Argentine is happy at the club and in the city of Seville but he has told the club he would like a move to further his sporting career and opportunities.

The central midfielder starred for the club last season and was one of the standout players in the Spanish topflight, leading to links with a series of top clubs.

PSG would retain 20% of any future deal for the midfielder but his release clause of €100m gives Betis a strong position in any negotiation.

Despite missing out on European football, their idea is to retain the player for one more season but their hand may be forced by an outlandish fee.

Football Italia website