Manchester United set to battle Tottenham for Real Betis’ €89m Giovani Lo Celso.
The Red Devils are really not yet this transfer window, as they look to tighten their midfield with Celso’s services but will have to beat Tottenham to have the player.
Celso arrived Real Betis just a season ago and his pleasant performances has caught the attention of some big club, especially from the Premier league.
The former PSG who joined Real Betis on 31 August 2018 after spend just 2 years with the Persians has really becoming the center of attraction on the Man. United – Tottenham trade war.
United look to bring in Celso as a replacement for Paul Pogba who has been strongly linked to a move back to Juventus after The Old Lady pleaded with their sponsor to fund the €150m deal.
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Although rumors also exist of Barcelona man, Ivan Rakitic been also considered as a replacement for Pogba.
Mauricio Pochettino also looks to use Giovani as a replacement tool but will have to deal with Man. United in order not leave Christian Eriksn’s position in the hands on a learner.
Eriksen has refused to renew his contract as he wants to force a move out Tottenham after the club failed to secure the Champions League trophy when they lost out to European Champions, Liverpool.
Spurs are reported to be the club who first made an offer for the player but was rejected cause they offered an amount lower than the release clause written on the Argentine’s contract paper.
Originally €89m release clause but according to Mirror Real Betis would settle for €70m as they have also alerted Manchester United about the update.
Ole Gunnar has got some good cash to spend on transfer and he wouldn’t hesitate to do so on Celso if he considers the midfielder is worth it.
It’s now left for both managers, it either Pochettino pushes hard on the deal or turn to Ndombele who Spurs has agreed to pay €56m upfront to have his signature.
Same thing goes for Solskjaer, turn to Rakitic or Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff (although rumors indicate he would be a Herrera’s replacement) or better still outpace Spurs to have the Argentine’s signature since they have more money.
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