It’s clear Tottenham need a replacement for Mousa Dembele. Far too clear, in fact, considering the state of their midfield after a couple of injuries since his departure. Well, they might just have found the man in Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso.
Despite their impressive run in the Champions League, it’s clear Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield needs a world-class addition to prevent them from being caught out on the counter-attack. Indeed, The Sun believe they’ve identified their man in Lo Celso.
The 23-year-old has impressed in La Liga this season, despite Betis being 13th. He’s played 30 times and has shown experience beyond his years in the heart of their midfield. Most importantly, he’s well-drilled defensively and that’s ideal for Spurs right now.
He’s not afraid to score a few goals too. He’s bagged five goals in seven Europa League appearances this season, along with nine in the league. The Argentinian is valued at £36m on Transfermarkt but has four seasons left on his contract so he won’t be cheap.
Obviously, the back-up to Harry Kane issue has been a problem in North London for a number of years now, so introducing goals from the engine room seems like a better way of fixing the over-reliance on the England international.
Daniel Levy can’t expect the players he tries to sign this summer to be cheap, though. At this point, he needs world-class talent to challenge the already-high quality they possess. They’ve saved money this last 12 months, so why not splash it now?
Spurs need a controlling midfielder and they’ve found him in Lo Celso, if the reports are to be believed. If they secure him, they will soon get used to challenging for trophies. If they don’t want to spend the money, then they can forget about winning anything anytime soon.
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