As per a report from Spanish outlet Marca, Manchester City and Spurs are among a host of clubs interested in the signing of Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
Short-lived PSG stint
Argentine attacking midfielder Lo Celso made the move to Europe in the summer of 2016, when he joined French powerhouse PSG from Rosario Central.
After struggling for game-time during his debut campaign at the Parc des Princes, Lo Celso went on to enjoy a largely-impressive season last time out, when he managed 33 appearances in Ligue 1, 18 of which came as starts.
However, despite having been short on options in midfield, PSG allowed the gifted South American to depart the French capital last summer, with Lo Celso having joined La Liga outfit Real Betis on loan with option to buy.
And the 22-year-old has since gone on to showcase exactly why he was so highly-regarded in his home country of Argentina during the early years of his career.
Lo Celso has taken his performances to another level altogether at the Benito Villamarín Stadium to this point in the campaign.
Across all competitions, the Rosario youth product has racked up 12 goals and 3 assists, proving an absolutely integral member of Quique Setién’s squad.
Lo Celso in-demand
And, as per the aforementioned report from Marca this morning, Lo Celso’s stellar form in Spain has seen the goalscoring midfielder added to the respective wishlists of a number of European heavyweights.
All of Real Madrid, Tottenham and Manchester City are named as keen suitors, with Los Blancos said to have already made contact with Real Betis over securing his signature in the summer.
Spurs, meanwhile, reportedly view Lo Celso as an ideal potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, should the Dane decide to move on.
Betis, for their part, are set to take up their 25 million Euro option to buy on the 22-year-old this summer, which will secure Los Verdiblancos’ 80% of his rights (PSG will retain 20% according to Marca).
The Betis board, though, would be willing to part ways with Lo Celso, should an offer of 60 million Euro+ be forthcoming.
Lo Celso, who has been capped 10 times by Argentina, was included in his country’s latest squad this past Thursday, for the Albiceleste’s upcoming friendly meetings with Venezuela and Morocco.
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, has also returned:
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