Tottenham Opinion: Two players who can fill the void of Christian Eriksen
Tottenham are making a name for themselves in the ongoing transfer window. Mauricio Pochettino’s men only recently concluded one of their best seasons in history, ending up as runners-up in the Champions League.
Though Pochettino has added new and promising figures like Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, he still has to deal with a mountainous task – finding a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who has been heavily linked with a summer exit.
Unarguably, Eriksen has proven to be a staple for Spurs, playing more than 200 games and bagging the club’s Player of the Year award twice in six seasons.
Here are two players who can fill the shoes of the Danish playmaker should he seek an exit this summer.
Giovani Lo Celso
The Argentine playmaker has been on the transfer radar of the North London outfit for a while alongside Manchester United, with reports claiming that he is desperate to leave his current club Real Betis.
The 23-year-old was one of the impressive figures for Betis last season, not only showcasing his playmaking skills but also his versatility and goal-scoring ability. In the process, Lo Celso bagged 16 goals and 6 assists and also won the Man of the Match on four occasions.
By and large, the ex-PSG man is one of the most prolific midfielders at the moment and Spurs can highly benefit from his services.
Moreover, under the guidance of his compatriot Pochettino, who has brought some promising talents to wider recognition, Lo Celso can improve by leaps and bounds.
The Italian prospect, who is closely being watched by Juventus, is also on the transfer radar of Spurs. Having been previously known for his stellar stint with Inter Milan’s reserves side, Zaniolo signed for AS Roma’s main team last summer.
The 21-year-old showed glimpses of his real talent despite the limited opportunities and was awarded the Serie A’s Young Player of the Season.
Though his numbers (6 goals and 2 assists in more than 30 appearances) don’t look appealing, it is still convincing for a player of such a tender age.
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Yet, a move to Premier League at this stage would allow Pochettino to extract the best out of the Italian.