Finally, the Golazo 50 reaches the end of the road.
If you don’t know what this is, it is the annual look at the 50 best young players in Argentina – All the information about the list is in the first part.
And so at long last here is our number one…
Giovani Lo Celso
Real Betis (loan from PSG)
Paris Saint-Germain may have run away with Ligue 1 this season and it would be a stretch to suggest their Champions League failure would have been any different had he stayed but Giovani Lo Celso has gone some way to proving just how wrong the French club were to send the midfield playmaker out on loan.
That oversight has been Real Betis’ gain and Lo Celso has lit up La Liga this season in a manner befitting of the talent that was shown at a young age back in his native Rosario. Now confirmed as a permanent deal for the Verdiblancos after exercising their option to buy, the €22 million paid to PSG already looks a bargain.
Fifteen goals and three assists in all competitions this season for Betis have put Lo Celso back on the map and after reclaiming a starting role in the Argentina side, PSG are left to rue an error in the market. For Betis, on the other hand, Lo Celso’s permanent transfer is a win-win: Remain at the Estadio Benito Villamarín and become a central part of the starting eleven for the future or move swiftly on generating a huge profit for the club.
📣 OFFICIAL | #RealBetis activate the purchase option on Giovani Lo Celso 🤗👏
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) April 16, 2019