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Tottenham: Giovani Lo Celso must be signed whatever the Eriksen story

Tottenham: Giovani Lo Celso must be signed whatever the Eriksen story

Giovani Lo Celso, then Spurs fans? The Argentine certainly appears to have plenty of ability and he spent the entire 2018/19 season showcasing it, as he produced 22 goals and assists. 

After two transfer windows of no signings, Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino need to get a move on this summer for obvious reasons. The competition may bring in more players if they haven’t already, so to maintain pace and make it into the Champions League, signings have to be made.

A huge talking point has been Christian Eriksen’s future, but whether the Dane stays or goes is completely irrelevant as to what happens with Lo Celso, as the Argentine should be brought in regardless, with recent links from Estadio Deportivo claiming the Lilywhites are still interested.

The situation with Eriksen, though, has mostly stayed the same in terms of a Tottenham point of view. The Dane recently did an interview with Ekstrabladet where he reaffirmed his claims that he wants to try something new.

If Eriksen is to leave then it’s obvious how Lo Celso fits as he’d come in and replace the former Ajax man, but if the Dane stays it becomes tougher to see what would happen. Not too tough, though, as both of the pair can still thrive when being dropped deeper, and adding the extra goals and assists to the Lilywhites midfield in the form of Lo Celso could only be positive. After all, one of his main strengths is listed as long shots (as per WhoScored), so Spurs may not have to rely on Harry Kane too much to produce the main load as the Argentine can chip away.

Well-know Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague praised the midfielder this past season, labelling him as extraordinary, so we aren’t the only ones who can see his ability.

With the ongoing Copa America, we can’t expect anything to be sorted out for the Betis man just yet, and it so often happens that when a player is away playing internationally it takes transfers longer to go through, but as soon as La Albiceleste are out of the Copa you can bet that Pochettino will be getting in Levy’s ear to bring in his countryman, and for good reason.

Tottenham fans, do you agree Lo Celso would be a brilliant coup? Comment below!

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