‘I want him gone’ – Sky Sports reporter gives honest verdict on Spurs midfielder

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Giovani Lo Celso
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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has claimed that Tottenham should offload Giovani Lo Celso in the summer if he does not meet expectations again this season.

The Argentina international joined Tottenham from Real Betis in the summer of 2019 but has failed to make the desired impact in England.

Spurs initially signed Lo Celso on loan for a fee of around £15 million, but exercised an option to make the move permanent for £27 million in January 2020.

Since the move, Lo Celso has experienced a host of injury setbacks that have hampered his time in North London, though when given a chance on the pitch he has also received mixed reviews in terms of his creativity and attacking impetus.

Last season, he registered just 28 appearances for the club in all competitions, notching five goals and an assist in the process.

Bridge believes that Lo Celso has flattered to deceive for Spurs so far, and although he is willing to give him a final chance to impress, the journalist feels time is running out for the midfielder.

He also expressed his annoyance in Lo Celso travelling to South America during the last international break, which caused issues on his return to the UK.

He told GiveMeSport: “Give him the ball, let’s see what he can do, because if not, he can go. I want him gone anyway in the summer; this Argentina stuff left me cold.”

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Lo Celso has shown flashes of why Spurs shelled out a lot of money for him two years ago, but ultimately it hasn’t really happened for him so far.

Injuries have not helped, though Spurs will be hoping he can find his old form again soon, otherwise they may look to shift him on.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I think ‘this Argentina stuff left me cold’ a bit unfair. Something isn’t right when a player has to choose whether they gain another cap for their country or not. I am not a professional footballer but I can’t honestly think of anything higher than playing for your country and I state this as a person that believes success with your club life is the greatest thing you can perform.
    This is not the same thing as getting capped and proving there is nobody in the world that plays for your country that’s better than you.
    This isn’t always true of course as there is some dross chosen here and there but you get my point.
    If not then let me say, Hoddle should have had 100 caps minimum as that would have proven the point whereas historically it appears he had competition for that spot.

  2. I just don’t rate Lo Celso as a Premier League player, he’s not good enough and Spurs need to offload him. He’s best suited in the Spanish league just like Lamela seems to be.

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