Tottenham sold Dembele and will flog Eriksen but Lo Celso could replace both

first_imgAnd the Argentinian followed it up here with an excellent display that will have had fans drooling.He created Heung-Min Son’s opener with a Dembele-esque mazy dribble, dancing past four Southampton players from his own half before giving it to Erik Lamela who teed up Son.And minutes later he showed the kind of vision Eriksen has provided since 2013 with an inch-perfect ball over the Saints defence which Son volleyed over.Spurs supporters have had to be patient with Lo Celso, who suffered a two-month lay-off with a hip injury early on after arriving on loan from Real Betis.But he now looks to have adapted to English football, playing not as the No10 or wide player most presumed he would be when he joined, but further back in the heart of midfield.Spurs fans belted out his name in recognition of his excellent work here – and ramped it up when he fell to the ground after copping a loose arm to the throat by Ryan Bertrand as the pair vied for a high ball.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him Tottenham will be obliged to buy Lo Celso for the set fee of £60million if they finish in the Champions League.But the way the 23-year-old is going, fans will be calling on the club to sign him up even if they do not make the top four.Lo Celso also thought he had his second FA Cup goal of the season just before the half hour – but his shot went in off an offside Son.2Spurs agree £55m transfer fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso after missing out on Philippe Coutinho SPURS sold Mousa Dembele this time last year and are about to lose Christian Eriksen.But in Giovani Lo Celso, they might just have a player who can slot in for both.2 Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso impressed against Southampton despite his side only managing a 1-1 drawThe Argentine, 23, was instrumental here against Southampton and was rewarded with songs of praise by the travelling supporters.Tottenham have lacked a central midfielder who has the ability to drive the ball forward with power and precision since Dembele was flogged to China.While Eriksen has been their source of creativity for over half a decade but is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan.The Dane was not even in the squad on the South Coast and his plane ticket to Milan is surely booked.If ever there was a time for one of the current crop to step up to fill the void, it is now.Lo Celso has been doing just that since the turn of the year with some hugely promising performances.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenhamlast_img

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