José Mourinho has confirmed that he is confident that Tottenham will exercise their option to sign Giovani Lo Celso permanently, while also revealing that the club are doing “everything possible” to recruit a striker.
Lo Celso signed for Spurs in the summer on a loan deal with an option to buy from La Liga side Real Betis. A hip injury hampered the Argentine’s performance during the opening act of the season, though he has featured more regularly of late, playing a part in each of Spurs’ last four games.
Despite this shaky start, Mourinho suggested that Lo Celso would still join the club permanently when his loan deal expires at the end of the campaign.
The Lilywhites are short of quantity and quality in the attacking third, they have lost talismanic striker Harry Kane to a long term injury, with Mourinho hinting it will be hard for the player to play for Spurs again this season.
Mourinho also used his press conference to give an update on other transfer dealings. The 56-year-old has made no secret of his desire to bring in a striker in January, with captain Harry Kane set for a lengthy injury layoff and the Spurs boss said the club was working on bringing in a replacement for their stricken top scorer.