‘A Club man through and through’ – Spurs pay tribute to Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela
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Tottenham Hotspur have described Erik Lamela as ‘a Club man through and through’ following his departure from North London.

It was confirmed earlier after that the midfielder had joined Sevilla as part of the deal to bring Bryan Gil to Tottenham.

His exit brings to an end an eight-year journey for the Argentine in North London after he arrived in the summer of 2013 from AS Roma.

Lamela represented the final member of the infamous ‘Magnificent Seven’, said to have been signed using the money that Spurs earned from Gareth Bale’s sale to Real Madrid that summer.

During his time at Tottenham, Lamela appeared 257 games in all competitions, racking up 37 goals and 47 assists, including those two incredible rabona finishes (TransferMarkt). In true Lamela fashion, he also managed 42 yellow cards and one red.

Unfortunately, due to repeated problems throughout his Spurs career, Lamela actually ended up missing a whopping 133 games for the club through injury issues (TransferMarkt).

Spurs Web Opinion:

Although Lamela never really hit the heights, you have to show appreciation for a man who gave everything for the shirt over eight years. If every Spurs player had Lamela’s energy and effort levels, we would be a much better side.

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