Sky Sports reveal twist in Spurs deal to sign Giovani Lo Celso amid £88m clause

Tottenham Hotspur look to be setting their sights on at least one more new addition after the arrivals of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke from Lyon and Leeds United respectively.

Mauricio Pochettino has already found a replacement for Mousa Dembele while securing the services for another youngster to satisfy the club’s plans of having a bright future.

But there has been no secret kept about the fact that Spurs have been keeping an eye on Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso as well.

Tottenham made a bid to sign the midfielder in May but according to a report from Sky Sports, the club has decided to put negotiations on hold for now with the two clubs struggling to reach an agreement over a fee.

Sky’s report claims that Betis are seeking at least £70m for Lo Celso and it appears as though Tottenham’s reluctance to pay that much has prompted Daniel Levy and his team to pause negotiations.

The South American star has a release clause in his contract which is worth £88m (Sky) and it remains to be seen whether Spurs are willing to match that price after already spending heavily on the signing of Ndombele this week.