Tottenham Hotspur have supposedly wanted to sign Giovani Lo Celso all summer – and they have submitted an offer of around 60m Euros to get their man.
However, If they want to seal Lo Celso’s signature, they will have to move quickly – as the transfer window closes at 5 pm on Thursday.
Spurs could see Christian Eriksen leave before then as well – as he eyes up a move to Spain, with Atletico Madrid said to be interested.
Should Eriksen leave, 23-year-old Lo Celso could be the perfect replacement for the Dane.
Last season Eriksen scored ten goals and provided 17 assists in all competitions – as Spurs narrowly missed out on the Champions League trophy.
This result caused Eriksen to state he wanted to leave Tottenham for a new challenge – and Spurs have been trying to find a replacement all summer.
Lo Celso could prove to be that man they have so desperately wanted because the Argentine can operate anywhere in midfield, but he is particularly brilliant as a number ten.
Starting him behind Harry Kane could turn into one of the deadliest partnerships in the league.
This is because Lo Celso is a superb dribbler of the ball – and his darting runs could cause havoc amongst any Premier League defence.
Last season Lo Celso proved to be better at scoring goals than assisting them – as he bagged 16 and provided six assists, as Real Betis finished in tenth place.
Eriksen in his time at Spurs has provided more assists than he has scored – so a serious goal threat from midfield would take a significant burden off Harry Kane and Heung Min Son.
These two both scored a lot of goals for Spurs last year – and they could do with some help.
Lo Celso could provide that support – and if Spurs were to sign him, it would be a huge statement of intent.