VIDEO: Tottenham's Lamela as a 12-year-old, looking like a girl

Erik Lamela

Check out Erik Lamela, now of Tottenham, nine years ago...

From the streets of Argentina, to White Hart Lane, via a record breaking transfer fee.

Erik Lamela has come a long way, and wow does it show. This video, broadcast 12 years ago on Transworld Sport, shows he always had skills to impress - and even compared him to Diego Maradona.

He looks a little different though, as you'd imagine, but courtesy of his magnificent pony tail - you would be forgiven for thinking he was a girl.

For all the youngsters featured in these sorts of profiles at a young age, it's great to see one achieve his dream - now to kick on for Tottenham. May be he should bring back the pony tail.

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