Paul Robinson believes that Tottenham Hotspur will hand Erik Lamela a new contract in light of the midfielder’s improved performances over recent months.
Lamela has been in good form since recovering from his calf injury a couple of months ago.
The Argentine has had regular game time recently and Jose Mourinho has admitted that he loves the chaos and the energy that the former Roma man provides.
Lamela made his 250th Tottenham appearance in the North London derby and marked the occasion with an incredible rabona goal but the afternoon ended bitterly for the midfielder after he received his marching orders in the second half.
The 29-year-old, who is into his ninth season at Spurs, will be down to the final year of his contract at the end of next season.
Some pundits have previously predicted that the left-footer is one of the players Tottenham could cash in on in the summer transfer window to fund moves for their targets.
However, Robinson is confident that the club will hand Lamela a new contract.
The former Spurs number one told Football Insider: “Lamela has been amazing over the past few weeks.
“I expect them to be in talks with him over a new deal, he has been there a long while now.
“He has never let the team down. He does not play every week but he keeps himself fit and is ready when called upon.
“It was a sensational goal against Arsenal last week, absolutely sensational. He’s a fantastic player.”
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Lamela’s form over the last few months has been as good as it has ever been for the past two or three years. If the Argentine can stay injury-free until the end of the season, then he will have a big part to play. One can see why Mourinho likes the 29-year-old as he gives everything whether he starts or comes on as a substitute. The only consideration with Lamela that might tempt Spurs to sell him is the fact that his value is likely to reduce substantially once he enters his thirties due to his injury record.
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