Given that Giovani Lo Celso, an Argentine international, is having difficulty finding playing time at Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur, Real Betis is unlikely to make a move for the player during the January transfer window.
Giovani Lo Celso’s performances during that Australian tour suggested that his Tottenham Hotspur career could begin anew, despite Ange Postecoglou’s glowing preseason praise for the former Paris Saint-Germain playmaker. However, the lack of opportunities in the first few months of the new campaign serves as a reminder of just how far down the pecking order he still is.
Under Postecoglou, James Maddison has the attacking midfield job down pat. It might be argued that Lo Celso lacks the quickness to succeed out wide and the physicality to play in one of the deeper spots in the Australian engine room.
Thus far, Lo Celso has only played 24 minutes of Premier League football, despite the fact that his absence may have been due to a hamstring injury.
Giovani Lo Celso struggling at Tottenham Hotspur
As January draws near, rumors about the Argentine’s future are probably going to surface once more. Even said, Estadio Deportivo thinks there is now little to no prospect of a return to Real Betis.
At Betis, Lo Celso had the best run of his career. He had an incredible 2018–19 season, scoring 16 goals, which helped him earn a £55 million transfer to North London.
Although a second stint at Heliopolis has long been discussed, Estadio Deportivo is quick to note that Manuel Pellegrini, the manager of Betis, has no shortage of deft playmakers in the style of Lo Celso. Andalusia has given the former Real Madrid creator, Isco, a second chance at life. Likewise, Ayoze Perez of Leicester City and Newcastle United. A potential transfer for Lo Celso is rendered even less necessary by the fact that Nabil Fekir is expected to return from a period of inactivity.
“More gossip than news”
When asked about the connections to Lo Celso a few weeks ago, Real Betis president Angel Haro responded, “I’m not aware that there have been additional movements,” to Estadio Deportivo.
“I believe that these allegations are more rumors than news.”