Spurs reached agreements to sign two of their long-standing transfer targets on deadline day, securing deals for Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso, and Fulham wing-back Ryan Sessegnon.
Lo Celso, who has 19 caps for Argentina, only joined Betis permanently in April having previously spent a season on loan with the La Liga club from PSG, who are entitled to 20% of any transfer fee. Spurs and Betis have avoided the immediate financial implications of this by negotiating a loan deal with an option to buy, reducing the amount that the North London club have had to part with in the short-term.
19 year old Sessegnon has been on Tottenham’s radar for even longer, and they finally got their man, with midfielder Josh Onomah going in the opposite direction to Craven Cottage. Spurs have paid £25 million for the 19 year old on a five year deal, but, with add-ons and bonuses, this could rise to £30 million.
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