Giovani Lo Celso suffered another frustrating display in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt this weekend.
After signing a Â£ 55million deal with Real Betis in the summer of 2019, the Argentina playmaker is yet to really touch the ground in north London.
And his disappointing performance against Chelsea on Sunday will surely have added more cause for concern.
Spurs boss Nuno Santo turned to the 25-year-old in a bid to sort out their recent midfield issues but he got hooked after just 62 minutes, not having had much of an impact. .
In 70 appearances for the Lilywhites, Lo Celso provided just seven goals and four assists with a contribution every 359 minutes, via Transfermarkt.
For someone who is supposed to help the side with creativity, this is hugely disappointing.
In comparison, Christian Eriksen managed to score a goal or assist every 159 minutes out of 305 appearances – a completely different level and one that you would expect your second biggest signing to be after two years.
He has yet to average more than one key pass per Premier League game since joining, meaning Nuno has had to rely on Heung-min Son and Harry Kane to create themselves, having combined 40 goals and 24 assists. term.
As a result, the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has seen his transfer value drop at an alarming rate.
Lo Celso’s value now stands at just Â£ 24.3million, according to Transfermarkt, and has been dropping rapidly since chairman Daniel Levy set a near club record for his signing. In fact, in the space of just two years he has dropped 55% and that will only continue the further he underperforms.
Once hailed as a “technically gifted” talent by his Spurs teammate Harry Winks, Lo Celso simply did not live up to expectations in N17. Levy must be in shock considering his big investment in his signing.
His performance against Chelsea was just another reminder that Spurs could do much better in this specific role.
AND in other news, Nuno is ready for the Spurs push as major Hotspur Way development emerges, fans are surely buzzingâ¦