‘No Inter approach’ for Lamela

Erik Lamela

The father of Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has denied reports that Inter are preparing a summer move for the unsettled star.

Erik Lamela hasn't settled at Tottenham since his £25.5m move from Roma last summer, but his father insists he isn't headed for Inter.

The Argentine talent was magnificent in Serie A and netted 15 times in 33 games in the 2012-13 campaign but his maiden Premier League season was one to forget.

Lamela was dogged by injuries and failed to adapt to the tempo of football in England, leaving some fans to question why so much money was spent on him.

It has been repeatedly suggested that Lamela might return to Italy with links to a Roma return or a move to Inter on loan.

However, the player's father Jose, who works with agent Paolo Sabbag to decide Lamela's moves, is adamant that no deal is being discussed at the moment.

"Erik has never told me about any approach from Inter," he told FcInterNews.it.

"He is well regarded in Italy but these rumours are completely new to me. At the moment he has a long contract with Tottenham and if anyone is interested they will have to talk to the club."

Fairly inevitably given his injury problems and lack of starts this season, Lamela, whose contract at Spurs expires in 2018, didn't feature in Alejandro Sabella's Argentina squad for this summer's World Cup.

"It's a shame and obviously he's disappointed," Jose admitted. "But we respect the decision."

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