Tottenham target Lo Celso raved about Lucas Moura

Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis Balompie looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Real Betis v Stade Rennais at Estadio Benito Villamarin on February 21,...

Tottenham are reportedly interested in Giovani Lo Celso.

Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis Balompie looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Real Betis v Stade Rennais at Estadio Benito Villamarin on February 21,...

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, report Calciomercato.

Betis have signed Lo Celso on a permanent deal from PSG, and plan to sell him on for a profit.

It is a deal which PSG are likely to regret, as the queue of interested clubs shows.

 

Lo Celso, 22, knows a couple of Tottenham players very well, former PSG teammates Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier.

He namechecked Lucas in a 2016 interview with ESPN, where he admitted he played video games with PSG and was set to realise a dream.

He said: "I regularly watched them on television or played as them on video games. To actually play alongside them now is going to be a beautiful thing.

"[Edinson] Cavani scores many goals and [Angel] Di Maria has always been an idol of mine. However, there are lots of other great players - [Thiago] Motta is very technical, Lucas [Moura]... I cannot pick just one name because they are all phenomenal."

MEADOWLANDS, NEW JERSEY- September 11: Giovani Lo Celso #20 of Argentina in action during the Argentina Vs Colombia International Friendly football match at MetLife Stadium on September...

Lo Celso's spell at PSG was mixed, with changes in management complicating his future leading to his departure.

His admiration for Lucas is clear though, and the Brazilian could be a key attraction in helping Tottenham win the race for his signature.

Marca report Betis will hold out for as much as £52 million for Lo Celso this summer, which certainly complicates Tottenham's chances of landing him.

Giovani Lo Celso #18 of Paris Saint Germain in action during the International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint Germain and Club de Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium on July...

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