Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could sell Erik Lamela this summer despite Jose Mourinho being a fan of the Argentine.
Lamela joined Spurs from Roma back in 2013 and has gone on to play 220 games in a Lilywhite shirt across seven seasons (Wikipedia).
The Argentine has put in some excellent cameos off the bench this season, including playing a major role in Tottenham’s third goal in their 3-1 win over Newcastle United last week.
Mourinho has previously admitted that the 28-year-old is a player he has always admired. However, there have been reports that have suggested that the long-serving midfielder could be on his way out of North London this summer (Football Insider).
Gold has now claimed that, despite being rated highly by the Spurs boss, the Lilywhites may find it too tempting to turn down a decent offer for Lamela this summer.
When asked by a fan in a Q and A if Tottenham might consider moving Lamela off and bringing in Willian, Gold responded: “As much as I, and more importantly Mourinho, like him, Lamela has always felt like the player Spurs might get a decent bid from Italy for and likely take due to those injury problems over the years.
“He loves Spurs but I just think it might be too tempting for Levy.
“On Willian, Mourinho seemed to suggest he wasn’t looking for older, experienced players.”
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We might have to be creative during this summer’s transfer window as reports indicate that we have to sell players in order to bring some of our targets in. That could mean that the club might even consider bids for the likes of Lamela and Aurier despite Mourinho putting their trust in them so far. I personally do not see the former Roma man being sold as he is unlikely to fetch too much in the transfer window.
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