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Real Betis expect Tottenham to sign Lo Celso permanently in January – Standard

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Lo Celso’s Tottenham stint

Giovani Lo Celso had a superb 2018/19 campaign in Spain with Real Betis.

The midfielder would score 16 and provide six assists in 46 outings last term for the La Liga outfit.

But despite showing promise in Spain, the Argentine has not had the best start to life in North London.

Granted, Lo Celso has had to deal with some injury troubles during his short stint with Tottenham.

But even when he has not been sidelined with injuries, the midfielder hasn’t earned too much game time for Spurs.

Lo Celso has made just eight Premier League appearances this campaign and only one of those ties came as a starter.

Lo Celso to sign permanently in January?

The former PSG man has also struggled for minutes under Jose Mourinho.

In Mourinho’s five Premier League games in charge of the Lilywhites, Lo Celso has made two sub appearances, earning a dismal seven minutes of game time between those two ties.

However, despite the 23-year-old’s slow start to life in England, the Evening Standard have reported that Real Betis expect Spurs to complete the permanent signing of Lo Celso in January.

Lo Celso is currently on loan at Tottenham but Spurs have the option to buy him for €32m in January or an obligation to buy Lo Celso for €40m in the summer, should Spurs clinch Champions League qualification, as per the ES.

Real Betis president Angel Haro has recently spoken about the sale of Lo Celso, stating Tottenham will exercise the January clause because if not, they will be charged more in the summer window:

“[Tottenham] will exercise it because if they don’t they will be [charged more] in June.

“They may also have to exercise the mandatory [clause].

“We understand that they will exercise it, but if not [we will be] delighted with the player [returning].” As quoted by the Evening Standard.

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