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Tottenham land massive Lo Celso coup, initially on loan

PUBLISHED: 17:30 08 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:30 08 August 2019

Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso (left) and Italy's Mattia De Sciglio battle for the ball at the Etihad Stadium (pic: Martin Rickett/PA Images).

Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso (left) and Italy's Mattia De Sciglio battle for the ball at the Etihad Stadium (pic: Martin Rickett/PA Images).

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Chairman Daniel Levy has managed to bring Giovani Lo Celso to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have pulled off a huge signing, securing the services of Argentina international Giovani Lo Celso on an initial loan deal from Real Betis.

It's a deal the Premier League club have been working on all summer and at one point seemed to be off.

However, chairman Daniel Levy has been able to secure the services of the playmaker and it represents a huge coup for Spurs.

Lo Celso, an Argentina international, started out at Rosario Central before he sealed a big switch to Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016.

Chances were hard to come by during his first two seasons at the club and so he left on loan to sign for Betis last season.

The 23-year-old shone in La Liga and established himself as one of the best attackers in Europe while playing in a variety of different positions.

Generally a central midfielder, Lo Celso turned out for Betis further forward to and up front on occasions.

It didn't take the Spanish outfit long to secure his services on a permanent transfer, triggering the option in his loan contract.

Yet it was always only to allow them to secure a fee for the Argentina international, who helped his country reach the semi-finals of the Copa America last month.

After seemingly struggling to finalise a deal a couple of weeks ago, Tottenham were able to pick up negotiations recently and completed the transfer today and announced the news not long after the 5pm transfer deadline.

Lo Celso will wear the number 18 shirt and Ryan Sessegnon is expected to complete a move to Spurs too.

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