According to a recent report by the Daily Star, Tottenham are ahead of Manchester United in the race to secure the signature of Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso during this summer transfer window. Diario Sevilla has recently claimed that Spurs are prepared to treble the Argentine talent’s salary if he decides to seal a move to North London in this off-season.
Giovani Lo Celso’s Stellar Form At The Benito Villamarín Stadium
The La Liga prospect enjoyed a productive season for Betis after he put in numerous match-winning performances for them in the previous campaign. He might serve as an ideal replacement for Christian Eriksen who could be on his way out of North London this summer.
Lo Celso has already proven that he can be more productive than Eriksen going forward, but he does not possess the creativity and invention of the Danish international. The Argentine prospect is destined to have a bright future in European football so Spurs will do well to prise him away from Betis.
The South American midfield ace registered 16 goals and provided six assists in 46 appearances while on loan at the Benito Villamarín Stadium last season across all competitions. Lo Celso’s incredible goal-scoring record helped Betis claim an impressive 10th placed finish in the La Liga table in the previous term. The 23-year-old has also managed to score two goals in 18 international matches for Argentina so far. He has represented his nation in the Olympic Games as well.
What Will The La Liga Midfielder Add To Pochettino’s Side?
Lo Celso has decent pace under his belt which enables him to make some intelligent runs from midfield. He is also an accomplished finisher in the attacking third of the pitch. The Argentine talent can distribute the ball accurately but needs to add more assists to his name if he wants to fill the void of Eriksen at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The South American sensation hardly throws away possession for his team and is a potent goal-threat from long-range. However, Lo Celso’s game still has a lot of room for improvement, and Mauricio Pochettino could the perfect manager to help him fulfil his true potential.
At 23, the Argentine playmaker is about to enter his prime, which will benefit Tottenham as he would be able to give his best years to the North London club. He will not only improve the quality of Pochettino’s first-team but will also add some much-needed squad depth ahead of the new season.
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