Latest report linking Tottenham's Erik Lamela with January exit is not all it seems

The Tottenham Hotspur attacker is surely going nowhere despite fresh claims to the contrary.

According to a report from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, FC Porto have resumed contact with Tottenham Hotspur in an attempt to sign Erik Lamela in January.

But before Spurs fans get too worried about the prospect of losing one of their best-performing players this season – a young talent for whom the penny finally appears to have dropped – the O Jogo report is not all it appears.

Some media outlets have a habit of distorting fact by filtering a rumour through an array of previous sources until the origin of the story is lost, but O Jogo do not just cite English reports on this occasion, they claim the story originates from Sportsweek Radio FM.

The fact that there is no such radio station is just one of the many reasons to dismiss this story out of hand.

There is also the fact that Lamela has been in fine form for Tottenham this season and manager Mauricio Pochettino would surely not sanction an exit – either on loan or otherwise – halfway through the season.

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