Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed success in the last few years, most notably playing in the Champions League final last season. A key to that has been none other than Christian Eriksen, their midfield maestro. However, there have been rumours that he will join either of the two Madrid giants this summer. To prepare for his potential departure, Betis’ promising talent Giovanni Lo Celso was brought in on a 16-million-Euro loan. In this scout report, we will use tactical analysis to detail the key attributes of Lo Celso, and how he will fit into Pochettino’s tactics.
Lo Celso graduated from Rosario Central’s youth academy. His talent quickly attracted the attention of Paris Saint-Germain’s scouts. Les Parisiens snatched him up in July 2016. After half a season back to Rosario on loan, and the other half accommodating to life in Paris, he had his breakthrough season in 2017/18, making 33 appearances in Ligue 1. However, he was loaned to Real Betis last season and was bought permanently by the Spanish side this July. Surprisingly, last season’s Champions League finalist Tottenham got him on loan just a month later.
Lo Celso was called up to Argentina’s national team in November 2017. He scored two goals in 19 caps, the most recent of which was in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Venezuela in the 2019 Copa América’s quarter-final.
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