Tottenham latest, Dier representatives criticised, Lamela happy

Erik Lamela

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.

A representative of Tottenham's new defender Eric Dier has been criticised by the club they bought in from, with Sporting Lisbon also criticising the player's father. 

The club had wanted to negotiate a new contract with the centre-back but claimed Dier's representative and father 'confronted' the club with a bid from Spurs.

A statement which the London Evening Standard have picked up on, said: "Due to the club's current salary policy, the respective balance within the squad and the on-going financial restructuring underway at the club, it was not possible to match the proposed terms.

"Furthermore, Sporting, SAD was also informed that the player did not want to remain with the club even on equal terms and that any equal or improved personal terms would not have been accepted."

More of the statement features in the Standard article.

Record signing Erik Lamela appears to be happy at Tottenham. Following a difficult first season at the club, the Argentine has shown some signs of promise during the pre-season games, and seems to be happy with his progress so far. 

He told the Tottenham website: “I am happy with my situation because I had a long injury and now I can train normally. The Tour went well and I feel good.

“This pre-season is very important for me, for my fitness and I’m hoping for a big year."

Danny Rose has praised new boss Mauricio Pochettino after signing a new deal to stay at White Hart Lane. 

Rose signed a new five-year deal yesterday and seems happy working under the new manager and gave his thoughts on their time in North America.

Defender Yago Falque has left the club for Genoa having made 11 appearances for Spurs since joining the club in 2011, but had several loan spells.

He told the club website: “Working under Mauricio has been brilliant. It’s been a hard couple of weeks, but we’ve just got back from North America where we went through our first three games unbeaten, so we’re all happy and everyone has a good understanding of what the manager wants to implement."

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