Man Utd ‘very interested’ in Real Betis ace after Spurs bid rejected

Manchester United are reportedly ‘very interested’ in signing Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

Sport Witness have cited a report from Marca which suggests the La Liga club is seeking a transfer fee between €70m and €75m for the Argentine.

There are numerous reports doing the rounds about United and midfield targets, so it’s difficult to separate the bullsh*t from the rest.

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Sporting Libson playmaker Bruno Fernandes seems like a genuine target, though I feel alternative options will be considered with Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.

Time will tell, of course, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at least two midfield signings this summer. Possibly three if United lose Paul Pogba in the transfer market.

Tottenham had a £53m bid rejected for Lo Celso earlier this summer, according to BBC Sport, with Betis thought to be holding out for closer to €100m…

South American football expert Tim Vickery was a guest on Sky Sports News on Saturday, and predicted that Spurs face a long hard summer of negotiations if they’re to prize him away from the La Liga outfit.

“They’ll have to pay for him, Betis paid out to acquire him in order to make a big profit on him, so there’ll be some long, hot summer negotiations going on with that one, but he would be a good fit for Tottenham,” Vickery said.

You’d think for Spurs to be able to afford Lo Celso and Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, the London club will surely need to sell Christian Eriksen, as well as maybe one or two others.

The same would apply to United no doubt.

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