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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