£55m fee for Lo Celso would be remarkable piece of business by Tottenham

Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis Balompie celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Villarreal CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 07, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur are working to try and sign Giovani Lo Celso.

Giovanni Lo Celso of Real Betis in action during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and SD Huesca at Estadio Benito Villamarin on May 12, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of signing Giovani Lo Celso and the fee could be just £55 million, The Express report.

This would be a remarkable coup for Spurs, and superb business from chairman Daniel Levy.

 

That's because the reported £55 million fee is just £2 million more than the £53 million offer Spurs had rejected in May, as reported by BBC Sport.

From Real Betis' perspective, haggling all summer for the sake of £2 million is a major loss, and for Tottenham, it's a win.

It's a lot of wasted time and energy from both clubs, and it hasn't been good for Lo Celso either.

Giovanni Lo Celso of Real Betis celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Villarreal CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 07,...

Now he is set to land his move, it appears, with Tottenham securing a marquee addition to shape their new look midfield, going along with Tanguy Ndombele.

Daniel Levy has had criticism, but having refused to pay Betis' demands of a £88 million release clause, if he's really landing Lo Celso for £55 million, it's a masterstroke.

Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis celebrates after scoring goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Real Betis v Stade Rennais at Estadio Benito Villamarin on...

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