Giovani Lo Celso seems to be a wanted man as several clubs are keen on signing the Argentine midfielder in this summer’s transfer window. After being linked with moves to Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and more recently Manchester United, Premier League rivals Manchester City have now joined the race to sign the 23-year-old midfielder.
The report states that Manchester City will keep an eye out for the Argentinian during the Copa America competition that will commence next month. Lo Celso was on loan from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Betis before the Spanish club triggered their transfer clause and signed him for €22 million earlier this year. Spurs reportedly had a €60million transfer offer rejected recently for Lo Celso.
Another report earlier this week stated that Betis may be expecting nearer to €100 million to sell Lo Celso in the summer as the club wants to use the money for restructuring.
The Argentinian scored 16 goals for Betis and racked up 5 assists from midfield in the 2018-19 season. Lo Celso has played 10 games for the national team and will be a part of the national team’s Copa America campaign.
Will signing Lo Celso be a good move for Manchester City?
Manchester City have been linked with several midfielders lately, as they search for a future replacement for Fernandhino as well as David Silva, while also looking to add strength to their midfield. Pep Guardiola’s side were linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, while AS Monaco’s Youri Tielemans is also another young midfielder who could be at Etihad next season.
Lo Celso is a skilful, quick player who is good with the ball at his feet, with great close control and dribbling skills, as well as has the ability to keep possession of the ball – qualities that would be perfect in Pep Guardiola’s set-up. The Argentinian is a player who can play short passes well and also shoot from distance, while also carrying the ball into the final third.
The 23-year-old is a dynamic player who can be an important asset for Pep Guardiola’s team in the present and future, and the Premier League champions should jump at the chance of signing Lo Celso in the summer if the opportunity arises.