Man Utd in battle with Spurs to sign La Liga star Lo Celso

Date published: Sunday 26th May 2019 6:18

Manchester United are set to rival Tottenham Hotspur in the chase for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso this summer, according to reports.

The attacking midfielder scored nine goals and made four assists in his debut campaign in La Liga, following a loan move from PSG that was soon made permanent.

Betis could turn a quick profit by selling Lo Celso on straight away, with several big clubs interested in his signature.

Reports earlier this week claimed that Spurs had made an opening offer of £52m for the Argentina international, as they worry about the future of Christian Eriksen. However, Marca say that Manchester United have now joined the race, and will look to usurp Spurs’ bid.

With Ander Herrera set to depart Old Trafford in the summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is is need of new midfielders, and Lo Celso is seen as a creative solution.

A bidding war could ensue, with Lo Celso’s release clause set at €100m. PSG are entitled to 20% of any sell-on fee, so Betis are eager to earn as much money as possible from the potential sale of the 23-year-old.

 

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