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Mark Lawrenson comments on Tottenham Hotspur signing Giovani Lo Celso

Tottenham Hotspur new signing Giovani Lo Celso with Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth prior to the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 09, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur signed Giovani Lo Celso on transfer deadline day.

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina kicks the ball from the ground during the Copa America Brazil 2019 Third Place match between Argentina and Chile at Arena Corinthians on July 06, 2019 in Sao...

Mark Lawrenson has suggested to BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur should not expect Giovani Lo Celso to hit the ground running.

Tottenham signed Lo Celso on a season-long loan deal from Spanish club Real Betis on transfer deadline day.

The Argentina international attacking midfielder is similar to Christian Eriksen, who is one of the best and most creative players in Europe.


Former Liverpool star Lawrenson has suggested that Spurs should not expect the 23-year-old to be an instant hit.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Have they strengthened enough to become title contenders? No. Are they more of a goal threat without adding Dybala? No.

“They have brought in another playmaker in Giovani lo Celso, and Tanguy Ndombele is a big talent, but they could lose Christian Eriksen later this month and lose all of his goals as well as his assists.

“It is asking a lot for Lo Celso to come in, replace him and be bang at it straight away.”

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina looks on from the substitutes bench during the Copa America Brazil 2019 Semi Final match between Brazil and Argentina at Mineirao Stadium on July 02, 2019 in...

Good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?

Lo Celso is a very good and creative player, and the Argentine had a brilliant season on a personal level at Betis in 2018-19.

According to WhoScored, the youngster made 27 starts and five substitute appearances in La Liga for Betis, scoring nine goal and providing four assists in the process.

The 23-year-old will enhance the quality of the Spurs attack, as the North London outfit aim to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Tottenham Hotspur new loan signing Giovani Lo Celso poses for a photograph at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 08, 2019 in Enfield, England.

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