Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has revealed he made his decision to leave for Villarreal on deadline day of the January transfer window ‘quickly’.

The Argentine midfielder brought a temporary end to his 18-month spell with Tottenham on deadline day, signing with Villarreal on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The return to Spain comes as he searches for more regular playing time, which hasn’t been on offer since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs.

There is a feeling that the move was pushed for by the Italian, though, with suggestions, he believes the midfielder does not suit his style of play.

That’s supported by the fact he and Fabio Paratici moved quickly to sign Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, a player who will be taking Lo Celso’s place in Tottenham’s squad.

Paratici has insisted that is not the case, and the departures of Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele are short-term ones and nothing more.

That remains to be seen, of course, and for now, the former will be spending the season in Spain, a decision he says took him little time to make.

“This is a club that looks very serious and organised, that I really like what I see from a footballing point of view,” he told Sport.

“I like their philosophy and their idea of the game, plus the fact that I already knew the coach. So I put everything in the balance, and I decided very quickly.

“I wanted to be here, and I’m happy about it. I’m very excited to help the team and do good things, I’m very motivated, and I’m looking forward to helping the team achieve its objectives.

“It’s clear that I’m going to give my best in these months, I’m happy to be here, and we know that for now, it’s only a period of six months.

“My idea is to give my best in every game, and we’ll see what the future holds. I want to enjoy this and my new teammates during this period, I want to do my best.”