Date: 8th August 2019 at 7:48am
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Tottenham are working to try to get three deals over the line on deadline day, according to the Guardian.

Spurs have agreed a £55.3m fee with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso and Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted that the player had arrived in London very early on Thursday morning.

Romano added definitively that he would become a Tottenham player in the next few hours.

The Guardian said that Tottenham were also trying to land Paulo Dybala from Juventus, although they claim his wage demands of £350,000 would likely scupper the deal.

They cite a source close to the deal as saying it would take “something miraculous” to get it done.

Maurizio Sarri has told Dybala that he’s not part of his future plans and that could still affect a change in the situation today.

Romano said that talks were ongoing with Dybala but the issues Spurs were having were the same that caused Man United to call off their proposed swap deal with Romelu Lukaku.

The third player Tottenham want is Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and it looks like they’re poised to sign him too, with Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick tweeting that he was due for a medical on Thursday morning.

Kilpatrick said the fee was £20m plus bonuses plus Josh Onomah.

What are Spurs getting with Lo Celso?

On the surface, an attacking midfielder who scored 16 goals and added five assists for Real Betis last season. Christian Eriksen scored 10 but added 17 assists.

Scratch a little deeper and you’ll find two players that are fairly similar, with Lo Celso posting similar passing stats despite playing in a team that finished 10th in La Liga instead of fourth in the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether Eriksen will go or not, but if he does Tottenham have found a readymade replacement. If Eriksen doesn’t go, Mauricio Pochettino is going to have an abundance of riches next season.

(wyscout.com for the 18/19 season per 90 minutes).