The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has suggested that it is time for Tottenham to cut their losses with Erik Lamela.
Lamela is one of the longest-serving players in the Tottenham first-team and is the only remaining player among the seven who arrived in the summer of 2013 after Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid.
Although the Argentine has been an important member of the team when fit, his injury problems have seen him spend a considerable portion of his time in North London on the sidelines (Daily Mail).
The 27-year-old has seen his playing time limited once again this season as a result of injuries but receive praise from Jose Mourinho over his commitment (TeamTalk).
Football.London reported last week that the former Roma man’s time in North London has likely come to an end with a move being in the best interests of the player and the club.
Kilpatrick agrees with the assessment and believes the time has come for Lamela to move on.
He said: “Lamela is unashamedly one of my favourite Spurs players – I’ve always liked the intensity he brings to the biggest matches. So it is with a heavy heart that I admit it would make sense to sell him – but only for a good price.
“He remains a useful squad player when fit but injuries have taken their toll and he is simply not available on a consistent enough basis.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Lamela seems like just the type of player Jose Mourinho will love working with given his desire, work rate and ability to take complex tactical instructions on board. However, with him showing no signs of recovering from his injury problems, perhaps the time has come for us to move him on.
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