Spurs set to seal record £100m package for Man Utd target

Joe Williams
Giovani Lo Celso Argentina

Tottenham are ready to smash their transfer record again this summer by sealing a deal for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, according to reports.

The north London side announced the signing of midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon on a six-year contract for a club-record fee on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old has signed for a deal which could eventually be worth some £65million after Spurs reportedly held off a late challenge from Manchester United to land the player.

However they are not done there, and Mauricio Pochettino is eager to add more quality and creativity to his midfield amid Christian Eriksen’s likely departure.

Lo Celso appears to be the man that his compatriot Pochettino has chosen, with reports in Spain claiming a big-money bid had already been placed.

Now, Football Insider state that Daniel Levy has sanctioned a bid of £60million to finally seal the deal for the former PSG man, who is currently away at the Copa America, where Argentina crashed out to Brazil in the semi-finals.

The report says that the deal could dwarf that of Ndombele’s, as the ‘combined package including wages of at least £150,000 a week will be worth around £100m’.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Lo Celso, and the report claims they are not totally out of the race, while Atletico Madrid could also make a late move.