Spurs looking to secure Lamela future

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Dom Le Roy

According to The Independent Spurs will secure the future of Erik Lamela after an impressive comeback from injury this season.

The Argentine’s contract was due to expire at the end of next season but Tottenham now have an option for the 2019-20 season, which they will trigger.

It means Lamela will now not go into next season, the first at the new White Hart Lane, in the last year of his contract, and subsequently facing questions about his future.

Lamela had more than one year out with a persistent hip injury and has returned to the Tottenham first-team in recent months, making 10 starts for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as well as 18 more substitute appearances.

He earned a start ahead of Heung-Min Son for Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City and the article adds that he is now in the frame to start against Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

We signed Lamela, as part of the “magnificent 7” for £27million in the summer of 2013, and the Argentinean midfielder signed a four-year deal with two optional years. The Tottenham hierarchy exercised those options, extending his contract for this season and the following one.

The article goes on to say that there has been serious interest from Italy, Spain, Portugal and France in signing Lamela, especially before his 2016 hip injury, but he has been at Tottenham for five years now and looks like he will for the foreseeable.

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  1. Oh dear. Really? The management wants us to lose games? If Lamela were a striker it would be blindingly apparent that his in the Soldado / Janssen / Llorente category – just not good enough to be a first team selection. As it is, he gets away with it by doing some passes – and that’s all he does. No assists, no goals. Unfortunately he gives the ball away and gives fouls away. He needs to go!


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