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Betis secure Lo Celso on permanent switch

16th April 2019, 15:57 by Andy Schooler

Argentina star Giovani Lo Celso is leaving Paris Saint-Germain to join Real Betis on a permanent deal.

The 23-year-old has been on loan at the Seville-based La Liga club this season and on Tuesday the Verdiblanca announced they had taken up an option to sign him permanently.

A fee of 22million euros has been reported, although neither club confirmed that.

However, it is known that the Argentine international midfielder has signed a contract until the summer of 2023.

Lo Celso was originally singed by PSG in the summer 2016 but they immediately loaned him back to Rosario in his homeland for six months. He would end up playing 54 times for the French champions, helping them to last season's title before switching to Spain.

Meanwhile, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel says he is already lining up new squad members for next season.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's Ligue 1 clash with Nantes which, if won, would see PSG clinch the title, Tuchel said: "I know exactly which player, what position I want."

PSG will be without a host of star names for the trip to Nantes.

Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Neymar, Thomas Meunier, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti and Thiago Silva will all miss the game, while Tuchel ruled out a recall for rebel midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is set to leave in the summer.

Tuchel said he would take several players from the club's reserve team to Nantes.

Victory would see them clinch a sixth French title in seven seasons, although they have already failed to win two games in which the championship was on the line, including at Lille on Sunday when a 10-man PSG side crashed to a 5-1 defeat.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Andy Schooler

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