Alex Mott

Tottenham to launch second bid for Giovani Lo Celso

Tottenham are ready to make an improved offer for Giovani Lo Celso after their first approach was rejected by Real Betis.

Spurs bid €60m for the Argentina international last week but that was turned down by the Verdiblancos, who are reportedly holding out for Lo Celso’s release clause of €95m.

The Mirror say though that is just Betis’ bargaining tool right now and that people close to the deal believe that they would accept somewhere in the region of €75m.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were offered Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler of Paris Saint-Germain, but refused both as they only have eyes for Lo Celso.

The 23-year-old netted 16 goals in all competitions last term and could be a direct replacement for Christian Eriksen.