Maurico Pochettino provides update on Erik Lamela’s Tottenham future

The 23-year old has been linked with a move away from Spurs in recent days.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has offered an update on Erik Lamela’s future, in quotes published by the Ham & High.

“Is he in talks? I don’t know,” said the Argentine. “Erik said nothing to me. Today he was in training, happy, and the player is the same way as before. Nothing happened today.”

When asked if he expects Lamela to remain at the club he said: “Today, yes, but in football you never know.

“Maybe there are teams interested in Lamela or another player we have. Today Lamela said nothing to me and it is only a rumour we see in the media.”

Inter Milan are believed to be the club closest to capturing the Spurs winger – as reported by ESPN – and his exit wouldn’t be a surprise given his failure to live up to expectations.

The 23-year old arrived in the summer of 2013 off the back of a storming Serie A campaign with Roma, in which he bagged 15 goals and was touted as one of the hottest properties in European football.

His big-money move hasn’t gone to plan and while he can be forgiven for a poor first season – owning to his injury troubles and the usual adjustment period – his displays last season still failed to suggest he will ever come close to justifying his price-tag.

Lamela simply looks unsuited to the pace of the Premier League and a return to Serie A could be the best outcome for all parties.

Spurs have been strongly linked to Bayer Leverkusen’s Heung Min Son, with the London Evening Standard reporting on claims that he was in London for a medical yesterday, and his move makes sense as a direct replacement for the outgoing Argentine.

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