Former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown has hailed the impact Giovani Lo Celso has made at Tottenham and believes signing the Argentine midfielder has proven to be a shrewd piece of business for the club.
The 23-year-old initially arrived on a loan deal from Real Betis in the summer and failed to make an impact in the first few months at the club after picking up an injury whilst on international duty with Argentine.
However, he has stepped up his performances from December and has been a regular fixture in Jose Mourinho’s side . The left footer’s improved form led to the club taking up the option of signing him on a permanent basis in January.
Lo Celso has so far featured in a number of positions including a more advanced midfield role as well as a part of a two-man midfield pivot but Brown isn’t convinced that Jose Mourinho has found the 23-year-old’s best position as of yet.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs star said: “Big deal, big signing for Spurs (the signing of Lo Celso). You see straight away Jose Mourinho wanted to make that permanent and he’s slotted in.
“I’m not sure who’s the best central midfielder combination, who he’s going to sit, how he’s going to play because they’ve played with a back five, didn’t work one bit, it was like they hadn’t even worked on it.
“It’s like, where does Lo Celso go, what’s the system, where’s the identity? Does he sit next to Winks, no Sissoko, does he play up one? I’m not quite sure, I don’t think they’ve got the correct way so that will be the one thing – where is his key position.”
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While I knew well of the creativity Lo Celso possessed having watched him regularly for Betis last season, what has surprised me is the tenacity he has shown off the ball. He has certainly proven that he has the discipline and the work ethic needed to play a deeper midfield role if needed.
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