Tottenham are likely to sign Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are likely to make Giovani Lo Celso’s loan deal permanent. (h/t Football.London)
Lo Celso joined Tottenham on loan in August, with the option of making the deal permanent. Injuries had limited his appearances on the pitch, with him making only nine appearances for Spurs in his first four months at the club.
The 23-year-old has played in the last 6 games for Tottenham, with impressive performances against Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
It appears that the club will tie him down to a long-term deal after his performances over the past few weeks.
According to the terms of the loan, the move becomes permanent at the end of the season if the club finishes in the top four. Spurs also have the option of making the move permanent in January for a lower fee.
Speaking on the midfielder’s future, Mourinho was optimistic about the deal being made permanent.
“I think Giovani is going to stay with us.”
Mourinho was also full of praise for the midfielder who scored against Middlesbrough.
“Amazing kid. Quiet. Waiting for his opportunities. Opportunities are coming step by step. I am very, very happy with him.”
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The mandatory clause to purchase Lo Celso in the summer is binding only if Tottenham qualify for the Champions League. Even then, Spurs will only be getting 80% of the player’s rights, with Betis retaining the other 20%.
Lo Celso has made 19 appearances for Argentina and has scored 2 goals. He was a part of the Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa America.