Giovani Lo Celso joined Tottenham Hotspur on a loan deal from Real Betis prior to the start of the season and Estadio Deportivo recently reported Mauricio Pochettino was the one who pushed for the signing.
As part of the deal, the English side will have to make his transfer permanent for €40m, if they qualify for next season’s Champions League. They also have an option to buy him for €32m in January.
José Mourinho replaced the former Southampton manager last month and under the current Spurs boss’ guidance, the Argentine has been on the pitch for only two minutes.
Betis vice chairman and chief executive officer José Miguel López Catalán confirmed the claims made by Estadio Deportivo regarding the clauses and also sent a message to Tottenham regarding Lo Celso.
“The purchase option [for Lo Celso] can be exercised in the January market and they would have to pay 32 million,” José Miguel López Catalán was quoted as saying by ABC Sevilla.
“In June it is mandatory, if they get into the Champions League, and if not they will have an option. They will have to make the decision on whether to buy him or not.”
Injuries have restricted Lo Celso from featuring regularly at Tottenham and there’s increasing doubt in Seville about whether Tottenham will go through will a permanent deal.