Tottenham Hotspur fans were keeping a close eye on the Copa America clash between Argentina and Colombia on Saturday night, with reported transfer target Giovani Lo Celso playing against current star Davinson Sanchez.
Spurs have been heavily linked with the Real Betis midfielder in recent weeks, with BBC Sport suggesting that the North London outfit have had an offer rejected for the La Liga ace.
Things did not go to plan for reported Tottenham target Lo Celso in the Copa America game in Bahia however, with Colombia prevailing 2-0 thanks to goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata.
The Spurs fans will have noticed that the Betis man operated predominantly out on the right flank for Argentina, which is not his natural position.
Tottenham supporters have their fingers crossed that this summer will be a positive one in the transfer market, with the London club not signing anyone over the course of the last two windows.
Lo Celso is highly rated after his excellent season with Betis and landing him would bolster Spurs’ depleted midfield ranks.
However, after watching the Argentina game, Tottenham’s fans took to Twitter to express their opinions on the 23-year-old – with mixed reactions from the Spurs faithful.
Here are the best tweets.
1. Davinson was superb and had Aguero in his pocket throughout
2. No Foyth but by the looks of the 🇦🇷 right back tonight 💩 he will surely play next game
3. Lo Celso struggled on the right. 🇦🇷 fans unhappy saying he was out of position
— Manoamano (@Manoama89203646) June 16, 2019
— American Spurs (@AmericanSpurs) June 15, 2019
I’ve seen my first minutes of Lo Celso. Get it done Levy. 💰 #THFC
— Andreas Fransson (@PepparkakanzZ) June 15, 2019
Ok so Lo Celso, what does he bring? What I saw from him in the copa America game was poor. He defended more than attacked and never created anything. He played wide a lot and I’m not sure that’s his spot. Lots of mistakes. Let’s hope other games go better!! #coys
— Eddie Gomez 🇨🇴 (@DjEzE83) June 16, 2019
— NANA YAW 🇬🇭 (@UnDa_YaW) June 15, 2019
— Mike from Queens (@MGJohnson24) June 15, 2019
I just watched La Celso play for Argentina 🇦🇷 and to be honest I wasn’t that impressed … not the quickest and didn’t see a lot , but in saying that he’s a Lamela who scores goals I think spend money on Ndombele 70m for La celso Is to much .. just my opinion that’s all #COYS
— Paul (@poorlyg) June 16, 2019
Just watched Celso play for Argentina he didn't look like a 70m player but then neither did Messi I hope he works out if we get him @SpursOfficial #Colombia on the other hand worth every penny #THFC #COYS #ARGCOL
— Charlie (@CharlieTHFC) June 16, 2019
Just turned on the tv and Lo Celso is looking quite good
— 🌫 5 ALL STARS NO RING (@Coys_fh) June 15, 2019
Daniel Levy told Lo Celso to drop a disasterclass so Real Betis would drop his price tag. Tactical from the egg head once again
— • ᴊᴀᴄᴋ • (@JxckTHFC) June 16, 2019
Isn’t Lo Celso a holding mid though. Meh I’m not sure he’s worth that price… Davidson has looked decent against the 🐐
— TC (@TCRose4THFC) June 15, 2019
Lo Celso needs to be signed immediately, massive baller
— Hugo 🍋 (@HugoTHFC) June 15, 2019
Lo Celso. Good at football.
— Ben (@thfcBG) June 15, 2019
Class of our chairman to wait till the Copa just in case Lo Celso's price gets hiked or other clubs gets interested in him
— ~ (@A_Thfc) June 15, 2019