Marco Silva’s first year as manager of Everton has been a decent one as the Merseyside club are set to finish in the top half of the table. He will look to add a few more quality players and build upon what he has achieved in the current season.
After reports emerged recently about Tottenham’s interest in signing Argentinian Giovani Lo Celso, Premier League rival Everton are also rumoured to be keen on signing the midfielder.
Lo Celso signed a permanent deal with Real Betis just a few months ago, moving from Paris Saint-Germain after a successful loan spell, but the Spanish club could sell him for double the price if bids do come in. In what was an impressive debut season for Betis, the 23-year-old versatile player scored 16 goals and assisted 4 times.
The left-footed player played for Paris Saint-Germain for two seasons and has represented Argentina on ten occasions since making his debut in 2017.
Can Lo Celso take them to the next level?
Lo Celso is a talented player who is still learning and improving with every passing game. The Argentinian can play in several positions, but one thing that stands out is his goal-scoring ability. Lo Celso can play in the centre of the park, further up the pitch, or even as the furthest forward player. His quick feet, superb finishing, and tenacity makes him a fantastic signing for mid-table clubs in the Premier League.
The Argentinian likes to take on players with his deft touches and dummies, and has the confidence to do so even when faced under pressure in the centre of the park, and is a calm finisher inside the box. The left-footed player could be a good foil to Everton’s experienced attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is the joint top-scorer for Everton in this year’s Premier League campaign with 13 goals.
With the future of Andre Gomes looking uncertain, along with those of Idrissa Gueye and James McCarthy, Marco Silva needs some reinforcements in the centre of midfield and Lo Celso would be a big upgrade for them.
Marco Silva has shown promise as the season has progressed and backing him in the summer could well herald a new dawn for the Toffees as they look to disrupt the monopoly at the top of the table.