Tottenham hesitate on Lamela's future

According to Italian transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham's Erik Lamela’s future won’t be decided for over a fortnight.

The Argentine has struggled in north London since Tottenham shelled out a club record £25m for him from AS Roma in late August.

Just three Premier League starts and five appearances off the bench for the 21-year-old have yielded one assist and no goals.

Lamela’s inability to settle has brought about a flurry of interest from abroad, and Atletico Madrid have been linked with a move for the youngster, together with Serie A giants Inter Milan, who have emerged as candidates to take him on loan for the remainder of the season.

Di Marzio has maintained, however, that Spurs are hesitant to make a decision on how to proceed with their most expensive asset, with manager Tim Sherwood keen to take a closer look at Lamela before deciding whether to keep him in the squad after the winter transfer window.

The Sky Sport Italia journalist further asserts that whilst it remains improbable that Tottenham would be willing to loan out a £25m player, Sherwood will take at least until January 15th before making a decision.

Lamela’s father is reportedly adamant on moving his son away from Tottenham in order for the player to get more game time in order to ensure selection for the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil. 

image: © thearcticblues

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch