Two Tottenham youngsters, Oliver Skipp and Dane Scarlett have told the Tottenham Hotspur official YouTube channel about Erik Lamela’s tendency to go hard in tackle situations during training sessions.

The Argentine has been at the club for eight years after signing for Tottenham in 2013. The 29-year-old is well-renowned for his aggressive and tenacious tendencies on the pitch and it appears that transitions into training as well.

However, Lamela appears to be heading for the exit door with Fabrizio Romano reporting that a swap deal between Sevilla and Spurs is confirmed with the paperwork to be completed in the coming days.

Bryan Gil is said to be coming to North London and Erik Lamela heading to the Spanish club, along with a €25 million fee.

Oliver Skipp has just completed his successful year-long loan at Norwich where he played 45 games in the Championship – a key part of their title-winning campaign.

Dane Scarlett, 17, only featured in the Europa League last campaign but is expected to start featuring in and around the first team under Nuno Espirito Santo after scoring an impressive 17 goals in 16 games for the U18 Premier League last season (Transfermarkt).

The two youngsters are training with the first team and revealed what it’s like playing with Lamela, after being asked: “What was the first big tackle you were on the receiving end for from a first-team player?”

Skipp replied: “To be fair when you first come up in boxes and Coco is just tearing around. Yeah, Coco for me.

“Coco for you as well? Yeah, it’s Coco for me too.” Scarlett said.

SpursWeb Opinion

This is the least surprising news I’ve ever heard. Every Spurs fan knows Lamela far too well now and the fact his aggressive tendencies are well and truly alive on the training pitch is very funny.

Lamela finally leaving feels weird, but it is definitely the right time for the strange love affair to end.

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