Tottenham Hotspur bid for top European midfield stars

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Champions League runners-up Tottenham Hotspur are planning to strengthen their side and have already had bids rejected for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso and Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports. 

Spurs haven’t signed a player for 18 months, but boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to change that this summer. The Argentine has said that he wants the club to show that they match his ambition and are prepared to make heavy investment in the squad if they are to keep progressing.

He has also hinted that he could walk away from Spurs if they don’t show the necessary commitment.

But, with the money from their Champions League run, a place in next season’s competition and increased revenues from their new stadium, Spurs can now invest in the playing staff.

Betis playmaker Lo Celso has earned rave reviews in Spain and could be seen as a replacement should Christian Eriksen leave.

Meanwhile Ndombele is the sort of defensive midfielder that Spurs need.

The Daily Mirror reported that Spurs have bod for both, and seen those bids rejected. Both would likely cost £35 million plus, which shows the level Spurs are working at.

It is expected they will make further bids during the summer.  However, they will likely face competition from other Premier League clubs as well was top clubs in continental Europe for the signature of both players.