As Tottenham move in on Lo Celso, expectations must be steady early on

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Argentina and Venezuela at Maracana...

Tottenham Hotspur are close to signing Giovani Lo Celso.

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Argentina and Venezuela at Maracana...

Tottenham Hotspur are close to tying up a deal for top target Giovani Lo Celso.

ABC Sevilla report an agreement is 'very close' as Spurs try to finally sign the Real Betis midfielder.

 

Lo Celso would be a marquee addition for Tottenham, but expectations early on must be fair to the Argentine.

The midfielder is behind the curve in terms of fitness due to playing at the Copa America.

Upon returning to Real Betis, he did not travel on their tour to Mexico, and he has not played in any pre-season games.

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Argentina and Venezuela at Maracana...

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side are known for their energy and the manager for his demanding training sessions.

Players like Moussa Sissoko who arrived late in the summer have failed to adjust quickly.

It is a bad combination of circumstance, and not too much should be expected from Lo Celso early on.

Spurs may only see the best of him from October, November time, even in 2019 if he is slow to adjust.

But as he showed for Betis last season, scoring 16 La Liga goals, his talent makes him worth the wait.

Giovanni Lo Celso of Real Betis in action during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and SD Huesca at Estadio Benito Villamarin on May 12, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

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