Tottenham new man Giovani Lo Celso is expected to be back for the club's Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade. The Argentine suffered a hip injury in early September putting him out of action for nearly 45 days but the young midfielder is ready to make a return to the squad.
Tottenham Hotspur invested a huge amount this summer transfer window after having two dormant transfer windows bringing quality players like Tanguay Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon. Tanguay Ndombele has drafted himself seamlessly in the team but the other signings have been out due to injuries. Sky Sports reported that the Argentina midfielder is in contention for his first appearance after two months out with a hip injury, handing Spurs a huge boost as they try to win their first game in the Champions League this season.
Lo Celso has originally joined Spurs on a season-long loan for a deal worth £15 million with Spurs having an option to make the signing permanent by paying further £45 million next summer. The on-loan Real Betis midfielder returned to training last week and according to Mauricio Pochettino, he is in contention to play against the Serbians. Ryan Sessegnon, who moved to the Spurs from Fulham for £25 million, hasn't been able to feature in a single matchday squad thanks to a hamstring injury.
The former Southampton boss also provided information on the 19-year-old, saying he is ready to feature in the squad and his rehabilitation has gone well. But, Sessegnon will need time to build his fitness and Pochettino might give him a run of games in the U-23s before drafting him in with the first-team. The addition of Lo Celso will give Pochettino a lot of options in the middle of the park as he was forced to rely heavily on Moussa Sissoko, Tanguay Ndombele and Harry Winks to play in midfield with either Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen playing further ahead.
But now the former PSG midfielder’s addition who can operate anywhere in the midfield will ease the burden on the rest of the players. The 23-year-old playmaker was one of the most wanted players by Spurs and is seen as a long term successor to Eriksen who looks to leave Spurs either in January or in the summer once his contract expires.