Tottenham star quashes exit fears by committing his future to club for next season

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Erik Lamela confirms he has no intention of leaving White Hart Lane this summer despite reported offers for his signature.

Erik Lamela has told Argentinian outlet TyCSports that he has no intention of leaving Tottenham Hotspur this summer as he wants at least another year at the club as they look ahead to Champions League football.

This season the 24-year old has finally begun to show the potential which convinced Spurs to splash out over £25 million on him three years ago, scoring 10 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions.

That form had led to speculation that he could leave White Hart Lane, and TyCSports claims that the Argentina international has multiple offers on the table ahead of this summer's transfer window.

However, the outlet quotes the midfielder as saying that he fully intends to stay at the club for another year as they prepare for a return to the Champions League.

Lamela said: "Honestly, I feel comfortable in Tottenham, I'd like to stay one more year here, we're going to play the Champions League. We are a brave group, very competitive. Hopefully everyone can stay together so we can improve and win a title.

"This year it was not possible but we were close and we will play [in] the Champions League now. The balance is good. We are second, and a draw is enough for us to be the runner-up. It's very positive.

"Before starting, we just wanted to finish well. We are a young team that will continue to work hard to win the title next year."

Lamela went on to reiterate his previous assertion that he would like to return to first club River Plate at some point in his career, although he added that he is aware that will be "in the future".

A report earlier this year suggested that Spurs would offer the star a new and significantly improved contract this summer as a reward for his fine form, and though Lamela only spoke of remaining at White Hart Lane for one more season, it will be interesting to see if and how the club act on his future at the end of the season.

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