Report: Spurs player has nine games left to convince Mourinho of his worth

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Erik Lamela’s future remains in the balance ahead of the Premier League restart this Friday, according to Football Insider.

Lamela has spent the past seven seasons at Spurs after completing a move from Roma for a then-club-record fee of £30 million in 2013 (BBC).

However, the Argentine has been plagued with injuries since his move to North London and faced yet another injury lay-off this season, missing 12 games (Transfermarkt).

In the report from Football insider, Lamela is said to have just nine games to convince Jose Mourinho that he has a future at Spurs.

Unless Lamela can prove himself as a potential key player for next season, Spurs will likely listen to offers for him this summer. The report adds that there is a general growing sense that Lamela will leave if Spurs receive an attractive offer.

Football Insider also revealed in February, that Spurs were willing to let the Argentine leave this year.

The 28-year-old is one of Spurs’ longest-serving players and has two years remaining on his contract, which was extended in 2018 (Transfermarkt).

Spurs Web Opinion

After signing in 2013, Erik Lamela was supposed to be the player to replace Gareth Bale. However, injuries have affected his career at Spurs and he failed to replicate his form from Roma. At the minute, he finds himself behind Lucas, Son, and Bergwijn and is unlikely to get game time. We need to upgrade in other areas of the squad and selling Lamela could allow Jose Mourinho to strengthened in the summer. However, Daniel Levy will struggle to be repaid back the £30 million spent on Lamela in 2013, especially with many clubs struggling financially due to coronavirus outbreak.

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