Tottenham star Erik Lamela admits he dreams of returning to River Plate one day, but wants to win Premier League title first

The 24-year-old has helped Spurs move into title contention this season.

Tottenham star Erik Lamela has admitted that he would love to return to River Plate one day, but insisted that he is determined to win the Premier League title before he does go, The Sun reports.

The Argentinian began his career with the side and put himself on the European radar following his performances for them. Understandably therefore, he has a desire to go back before the end of his career.

However, before Spurs fans become concerned that the 24-year-old will try to engineer a summer switch, he claimed that he has one major target to achieve before he even thinks about leaving White Hart Lane.

"You always dream about returning but I know that is far away, so it not something I am thinking too much about as I dream about winning the Premier League," he told The Sun.

While Lamela discussing the possibility of leaving would have been met with approval by Spurs fans during his first season with the club, the influence that Mauricio Pochettino appears to have had on his game has seen him become an important member of the squad this season.

He has scored three goals and contributed five assists in the league this term, and that form has helped the club move into the title picture this term.

And while they still have a huge task on their hands if they hope to catch Leicester City - who sit seven points clear with six games to go - the way that the whole team have played this season should give their supporters hope that they can keep the race alive, and potentially allow Lamela to fulfil one of his ambitions this season.

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