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 By PA Sport

Spain under-19 midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop joins Lyon from Celta Vigo

Pape Cheikh Diop had been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Lyon have completed the signing of Spain under-19 midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop.

The 20-year-old, who had reportedly been on Tottenham's radar, joins Bruno Genesio's side from Celta Vigo for a reported fee of €10 million (£9.3m), with a further €4m in add-ons.

Diop scored one goal in 22 La Liga outings for Celta Vigo, with 17 of those appearances coming as a substitute.

Lyon tweeted a picture of Diop wearing the club kit and announced a press conference for Tuesday afternoon.

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas told the club's official website: "We came to an agreement.

"He's a young player. We're making some high-end investments at the moment."

After signing a five-year contract at the Groupama Stadium, Diop said: "I'm very happy to be here.

"OL is a great club that I watched when I was little. I think that the president's call and the exchanges with Florian Maurice and Bruno Genesio convinced me to sign.

"I was impressed when I arrived here. There are many things to progress and grow at OL."

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