Vice president Miguel Lopez Catalan is expecting loan man Giovani Lo Celso to join Real Betis on a permanent deal next summer.
The 22-year-old Argentine midfielder joined Los Verdiblancos on a season-long deal from French giants Paris Saint-Germain and has scored four goals in 13 appearances in all competitions so far this term.
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Betis are keen to keep Lo Celso at the Estadio Benito Villamarin for the long-term and Lopez Catalan is adamant that will happen with a transfer agreement already in place with PSG. “We are convinced that Lo Celso is going to stay at Betis, we are very clear on this,” Lopez Catalan told El Mundo Deportivo.
“We were also convinced on his signing right throughout the summer, even though it went into the final hour and a half of the final day of the window. “He was our number one choice over summer and now he is proving why that was the case, he is a fabulous player.
“We have a mandatory purchase option of 25m euros if we qualify for European competition and if not, then we have the option to sign him for that amount if we wish – and PSG would be obliged to sell.”