The Argentine is finally starting to live up to his price-tag.
Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela appears to finally be coming good. The Argentine has been in great form recently, perhaps putting in his best ever performance for Spurs in the recent 4-1 win over Manchester City.
After two seasons and a £30 million transfer fee it has certainly been a long time coming.
Lamela was signed mainly as a replacement for the Welsh superstar Gareth Bale. He left the club the summer Lamela arrived for a world record switch to Real Madrid and has since gone on to win the Champions League with his new club.
So as a replacement for Bale, perhaps it should be no surprise he has taken his time to settle down – it certainly took Bale some time as well.
When Spurs signed Bale from Southampton he also struggled in his first two seasons at the club. A left-back back then he struggled with injury and form with Spurs, nearly moving to Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City in 2009.
Much like Lamela’s proposed deadline day switch to Marseille it never happened and just like Bale the Argentine is starting to show his promise during his third season with the club.
If he keeps up that trajectory than Tottenham fans can expect things to only get better.