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Real Betis determined to keep hold of Camp Nou hero Lo Celso

Real Betis determined to keep hold of Camp Nou hero Lo Celso

Real Betis are confident that Giovani Lo Celso will remain at the club after his loan spell ends next summer.

The Argentine midfielder is having a superb season with the Seville based side and saw that further highlighted after his performance against Barcelona last weekend.

The 22-year-old not only scored but he also gave Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic a run for their money in the centre of midfield, helping his side to an impressive 4-3 win.

Having joined Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain in 2016, Lo Celso had just one full season with the club before being pushed out to the Benito Villamarin earlier this year in June.

Talk is now beginning to take shape over his future, with Betis keen to make the move permanent and agree a deal with PSG before the winter break in La Liga.

Should Betis qualify for Europe this season, then they do have a clause in his current loan deal that would allow them to have first refusal on the midfielder.

Jose Miguel Lopez Catalan, president of Betis, has been at the forefront of these plans and has given a clear indication to Radio Marca of their plans to sign the Argentine international.

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“It is very clear that Lo Celso is going to stay at Betis,” Lopez Catalan told Radio Marca.

“We are convinced. We were convinced throughout the summer. There is a mandatory purchase option for €25million if we enter Europe. And if not, it is optional for us and mandatory for PSG, if we carry it out.”