Roma sporting director responds when asked about Tottenham's Erik Lamela

The Italian was asked about some of his former players including the current Tottenham Hotspur winger.

Roma’s sporting director Walter Sabatini has been speaking to reporters with his comments later published by Football Italia, and Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela was one of the topics of conversation.

Sabatini was asked about three of his former Roma players this weekend, with Lamela, Marquinhos and Mehdi Benatia all mentioned by reporters, but while the Italian club’s supremo spoke glowingly of the latter two players, the Tottenham man was the only one of the three that he did not say he would love to have back at the club…at least not this time.

“Before you talked about Lamela, then Marquinhos and now even Benatia,” Sabatini said, before going on to say that he would love to have the Paris-Saint German and Bayern Munich players back at his club if at all possible.

But whatever Sabatini thinks of Lamela, Tottenham are not likely to sell him any time soon following his impressive start to the new campaign.

The Argentina international has come in for plenty of criticism since arriving at White Hart Lane back in 2013, but after an injury-hit debut campaign and a hit-and-miss second season, he is now showing just what a good player he can be when fit and on form.

Lamela has scored three goals and provided two assists in nine matches for Tottenham so far this season and he looks set to play a key role for them going forward.

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