Signed initially on loan, Giovani Lo Celso came to Spurs to as an eventual replacement for Christian Eriksen once the Dane said he would not be staying at Tottenham.
Progressing through the Rosario Central youth system, Lo Celso made the first team in 2015 and impressed so much in his one season in it, he attracted the attention of Paris Saint Germain, who snapped him up as a 20 year old for around 8.5 million pounds. He was allowed to stay with his hometown club until the end of the year, when he moved to Europe and had to wait to make his debut in April 2017. The midfielder struggled to establish himself at PSG, making only 38 appearances in three years in the capital, before he was loaned for a season to Real Betis in Spain at the start of the 2018-19 season. He was a major part of the side throughout the campaign and the La Liga club decided to trigger an option to make the deal permanent in April 2019.
A lot of speculation sprung up over the summer of 2019 that Spurs would buy the Argentine, with wrangling over a fee, so his initial move to London came as a loan, with an option to buy at the end of the season. Small and slight, Gio took a while to get going at Tottenham, not helped when hit by injury when away with Argentina on international duty, but around Christmas time, when he got a run in the side, he showed that he could move with the ball holding off opponents, had an eye for a pass to create a goal-scoring chance and that he could finish well himself. People commented that he had the look of a Luka Modric about him, being able to use his body to shield the ball from opponents and run at them, creating space for others.