Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has used Giovani Lo Celso sparingly this year and that status doesn’t fit with the player’s long term plans.

Last weekend, Estadio Deportivo reported the 28-year-old plans to force an exit from the north London club in the summer. It was also stated he’s in contact with his former club, Real Betis.

Radio Sevilla interviewed Real Betis sporting director Manu Fajardo and discussed several topics, including the Tottenham midfielder, and his comments are relayed by Diario de Sevilla.

When asked about the La Liga side’s interest in the 28-year-old, the director suggested there’s no need for his club to sell Nabil Fekir to accommodate the Argentina international.

“He is a player who already showed his worth at Betis, who is now doing so with Argentina, and who is complementary to Fekir, one should not be a substitute for the other,” he said.

The Andalusian club signed Lo Celso on loan in 2018 and made his stay permanent a year later. He scored 16 goals and registered six assists from 45 games for Real Betis during the 2018/19 season and that convinced Tottenham to sign him.

Estadio Deportivo have relayed Fajardo’s quotes and add that he ‘door opens’ for Lo Celso to leave Spurs and return to Real Betis.

The South American’s deal at Tottenham lasts until 2025 and the Spanish club’s director ‘does not close the door’ to his arrival in the next window.