Tottenham Acquire Giovani Lo Celso, Miss Out on Paulo Dybala


Happy summer transfer window deadline day everybody! Tottenham Hotspur are one of the teams to watch as this deadline day comes to an end, as they are extremely busy here in the 11th hour. There is good news and bad news- it looks like Giovani Lo Celso is going to happen, but Paulo Dybala will not.

First, in regards to the Real Betis midfielder, Sky Sports reports that he’s in London today to undergo his medical and complete his move to Spurs. The 25-year-old will reportedly sign a five year deal with his new team.

According to ESPN FC, the deal will be worth £65 million, and if you’re scoring at home that’s a club record for a transfer fee! The old record didn’t last very long at all, as it was just set at the beginning of last month (Tanguy Ndombele, £63 million).

Now on to the one that got away- Juventus forward Paulo Dyabala. The Argentine had been lined up for a big money move to Spurs, but according to NBC Sports:

Sky Italy are saying that Juve will not allow him to leave as they haven’t got a replacement for him lined up, while other reports suggest the deal is too complicated for Spurs to complete due to image rights.

paulo dybala

This is the second time he’s seen a potential move to the Premier League break down this summer as he was heavily speculated to in a swap deal to Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku.

There is also some talk of Spurs landing Fulham whiz kid Ryan Sessegnon, so we’ll keep you updated on that.

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  1. Tony Borg says

    LOL, I would bet my last penny that it had absolutely nothing to do with Juventus pulling the plug, Dybala to Spurs and Coutinho to Spurs was always absolutely rubbish all designed to make Spurs fans happy when the signings of Lo Celso and Sessegnon are announced. These two deals should have been done weeks ago, but no Levy has to drag them on as to spend less money on the team. ENIC Lewis and Levy have to go. Pochettino must be enraged that the backing he was promised hasn’t happened and before anyone says, we signed Ndombele and Lo Celso, yeah, but they are only replacing 2 of our best players that have and will be sold in Dembele and Eriksen, that’s not backing the manager, that’s just changing the team, for the sake of change. You need to get rid of your deadwood and replace them with quality to improve the depth of your squad, not sell your best and replace them. Levy does that so he hasn’t loads of players sitting on the bench pulling £150K a week. Think about it, it’s the depth of our squad that has cost us so much, losing finals and losing out to Leicester in the title race, when a better squad could have seen much better results. Since ENIC took over we’ve won one League Cup over a decade ago, and as long as ENIC are in control we’ll be no better than we are now, a decent team that wins nothing. As far as I’m concerned, even if Sessegnon and Lo Celso sign, Spurs fans have been mugged off again, and I’m sure Pochettino feels the same, if he does, he won’t stick around long, when he leaves I hate to think what will happen to our club. So remember Deadline Day, you’ve been watching the Lewis and Levy Bullshit Show.

  2. Gary riley says

    Idiotic comment.


  1. […] Daniel Levy finally woke up, came to his senses and loosened the purse strings. After 517 days without a single new transfer buy, Spurs broke the club transfer fee record when they paid £63 million to Lyon for central midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. They then broke the record again on deadline day when they paid£65 to Real Betis for midfielder Giovani Lo Celsio. […]

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