Former Tottenham goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, believes that Erik Lamela still has a lot to offer Spurs amidst reports that the club may look to sell the Argentine this summer.
Lamela is one of the longest-serving members of the Tottenham first-team squad and is the only remaining player from the ‘magnificent seven’ brought in with the Gareth Bale money in 2013.
While he has spent a considerable portion of his seven seasons at the club on the treatment table, he has always been a valuable asset for the team when on the pitch.
It is fair to say that the 28-year-old divides opinion among the Spurs fan base, but Jose Mourinho admitted this year that the former Roma star is someone he has always admired (Football.London).
It was recently reported that Spurs were looking to bring in Ryan Fraser, who will become a free agent this summer, to replace Lamela.
However, Robinson insisted that the midfielder can be a useful option to have in the squad.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “I like Lamela. He has been a top player for Spurs and he has been there a long time.
“He has come on a couple of times this season and really made an impact going forward.
“Him and Lo Celso, when they have played together, have been a good pairing. I still think he has time left in north London.
“Jose will definitely use this upcoming window, with players that are out of contract and players that he wants to move on, to shuffle his pack and address the imbalance of the squad.”
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Lamela is an excellent option to have in the squad as he often has a positive impact on games when coming on from the bench, owing to the intensity he brings to the table. I expect Jose to hang on to him even if we sign Willian or Fraser this summer.
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