Following a marvelous 2018/19 season, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to improve it and make it a lot better next campaign, that’s why they are putting all their efforts to try to find the right pieces to boost their ranks and replace outgoing players this summer.
Spurs have been linked with some interesting players in recent weeks, but now is the time to stop talking and act and the Lillywhites look ready to spend big money this offseason, contrary to what they did in the last two transfer windows when they didn’t bring in any player. Mauricio Pochettino and his side know they have a big opportunity to take their game to the next level and they won’t let it slip.
This is why Tottenham are willing to break their transfer record twice this summer in their pursuit of Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon. They will need midfield reinforcement this offseason after the numerous injuries their players suffered in the last couple of terms with both Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko getting sidelined in more than one occasion.
According to the Mirror, the North Londoners have already placed a bid worth up to £53 million for Lo Celso, but after Betis rejection, they are set to make a bigger second offer in the coming days. They also state a deal can be done for Ndombele, who is rated at approximately £71 million by Lyon, but Spurs do not intend to pay the Frenchman's full asking price.
The report also claims Spurs are unwilling to pay Betis the £88.5 million release clause that is in Lo Celso's contract. If both transfers are made, they could overshadow the £42 million current club-record fee that was paid to Ajax for defender Davinson Sánchez in 2017.
However, they need to move fast, as Lo Celso and Ndombele are two of the most wanted players in European football right now, with teams like Atletico Madrid chasing the Argentinian midfielder as well as Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly interested in acquiring Ndombele’s services.
They know a considerable amount of money needs to be spent in order to land these two players and if they don’t do it, there will be plenty of teams more than happy to take Ndombele and Lo Celso out of Tottenham’s hands.