Paul Robinson has admitted that he is pleased to hear reports that Tottenham have no plans of selling Erik Lamela and claimed that the midfielder has not got the credit he deserves for his performances.
Lamela is now one of the longest-serving members of the first-team squad at Tottenham, being the only surviving member of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ which were signed in the summer of 2013 to following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
The Argentine is into his eighth season at the club and even though he has had more than his fair share of injuries during his time in North London, he is still very much going strong.
Some reports over the past few weeks have claimed that the 28-year-old could be one of the players Tottenham would be prepared to let go this month if they receive a suitable offer for him.
However, Fabrizio Romano has insisted on social media that Lamela has no intention of leaving Spurs despite interest from Serie A clubs and that the Lilywhites will not let him go.
Reacting to the update from Romano on Lamela’s future, Robinson told Football Insider: “I’m glad to hear that.
“He is a very good player and has been massively underrated during his time at the club. He has always performed well and contributed with goals and assists.
“He hasn’t got much time left on his contract but I would not be surprised if he did sign a new deal. He is only 28 so there is time left in him. There could be another 18-month deal offered to him.
“He is keeping Dele Alli and Harry Winks out of the team which says a lot. He is so versatile and very useful.”
Spurs Web Opinion
In many ways, Lamela typifies the characteristics that Jose wants in his players. He is a team player who works his socks off and always gives his 100 per cent whether he starts or comes on from the bench. I expect the club to hand him a new contract if he can keep himself fit for the rest of the season.
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