Darren Bent believes Spurs player is showing promise to help fill Christian Eriksen’s boots

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham striker Darrent Bent has raved about Giovani Lo Celso and has suggested that he could be the long term successor to Christian Eriksen as the team’s main creative influence.

Lo Celso had a slow start to his Tottenham career due to injury problems and had a hard time breaking into the starting eleven once fully fit.

After the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November, the Argentine initially saw his chances being limited even further and he failed to make an impression in the few cameos that he appeared in

There were fears among some fans that the club could decide to cut their losses with the 23-year-old and not take up the option to buy him in January.

However, the midfielder has been in impressive form over the last few weeks and Mourinho admitted that Lo Celso improved performances made it an easy decision for the club to make him a permanent Spurs player (Evening Standard).

On the back of yet another impressive display by Lo Celso against Manchester City on Sunday, Bent feels that the former Real Betis man could go on to be an important player for the Lilywhites in the years to come.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said, “I thought Lo Celso was a very, very good signing.

“He’s shown signs, and especially with Christian Eriksen going, you need a lot of creativity in your team and I think Lo Celso, once he gets up to speed because I think he’s still been a bit of a bit-part player, as soon as he gets up to speed he is very, very good.

“I think that was a good signing.”

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One of the great things about Lo Celso is that he always looks forward and tries to progress the ball instead of playing it safe. While that does mean that he gives the ball away a fair amount, he is also a constant menace to the opposition backline when he gets the ball as he can dribble past you or pick out a good pass if given space.

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