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Tottenham eye Giovani Lo Celso as potential Christian Eriksen replacement

Tottenham eye Giovani Lo Celso as potential Christian Eriksen replacement

Despite their domestic title ambitions seemingly coming to an end, Tottenham Hotspur could still look to achieve glory in the Champions League and there will be no end to how happy those in north London would be too see it happen.

Whilst the fans would be jubilant with any possible success, it could also be a method in helping to keep some of their star players as well, with a number of their main men appearing to have courted interest from some of Europe’s top clubs in recent months.

One such player is Christian Eriksen, whose future at Spurs appears to be in doubt as he continues to stall over a new contract, per AS.

What’s the News?

According to a report by Marca, Tottenham have started to draw up a list of potential targets should they need to replace the Denmark international, with Giovani Lo Celso on their radar.

The Real Betis attacking midfielder, who is currently on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, has been impressive in La Liga this season and is expected to be snapped up by the Spanish outfit for the €25million (£21.5m).

However, it is understood they could be prepared to let the 22-year-old go for a fee of around €60m (£51.8m) and cash in on him, with Real Madrid and Manchester City both rumoured to be interested in him.

The Verdict:

Tottenham would surely love to keep Eriksen in north London for as long as possible as he has been an incredibly influential and key figure for the club during his six-year stay so far.

The Denmark international has 63 goals and 81 assists in his 263 appearances for Spurs and that would be something extremely difficult for the club to replace.

However, Tottenham are smart to think about their options now and Lo Celso could be an ideal fit for the club, as the Argentine has bundles of ability and could be further developed under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.

Despite excelling in Spain, the 22-year-old is not quite the finished product just yet, but with time, there is no reason as to why he can not be a star in the future.

The South American has goals and assists in his locker, including an impressive campaign in the Europa League with Betis this season, where he bagged five goals in seven appearances before they were dumped out by Rennes.

But with a potential fee of around £51m being quoted, Tottenham fans will surely have doubts about whether Daniel Levy will get his cheque book out and pay that amount of money to acquire him.

Tottenham fans, do you think Lo Celso would be a good replacement for Eriksen should the Dane depart? Let us know your thoughts by joining in with the discussion below.

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