Harry Winks has waxed lyrical about the quality of his Tottenham teammate Giovani Lo Celso, who is finally beginning to make his impression in the first-team.
Lo Celso moved to Spurs in the summer on an initial loan deal from Real Betis and the beginning of his season was wrecked by injury.
But the 23-year-old has forced his way into the side in recent weeks and is starting to impress for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
The attacking midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a Champions League group stage win against Red Star Belgrade and caught the eye during the weekend’s Premier League draw with Sheffield United.
Winks is confident that the Argentina international can be pivotal moving forward, as the North London club look to fix their underwhelming form.
“Gio has come in and been excellent, he’s shown his quality,” Winks told the Evening Standard.
“It’s unfortunate he’s got an injury and wasn’t able to play sooner. Gio’s very technical. He can receive the ball in between the lines. He’s got an eye for a goal and an assist as well, and he’ll be a key player for us going forward.”
Lo Celso looks like the type of player that can inject some real quality to the Spurs outfit and perhaps be the perfect successor to Christian Eriksen, who has looked a shadow of his former self this season.
The South American has given supporters a glimpse of what he can do on the ball and he did scored 16 times across all competitions last season for Betis.
He is a creator that can play off either flank or in a more central role and has a gifted left foot.
There have been question asked of the club’s transfer business in the summer, but Lo Celso looks a top addition alongside Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon,