Report: Tottenham in no rush to offer Erik Lamela new deal; two-year option already activated

Tottenham's Erik Lamela in action

The Argentine's future is secured until 2019.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela scores their second goalTottenham's Erik Lamela scores their second goal

Erik Lamela has three years left on his current deal and Spurs are in no rush to offer new terms, according to the Telegraph.

Tottenham were rumoured to be in talks with the Argentine over a new deal in recent months – as reported by the Daily Star – with it thought that his current contract expired in the summer of 2018; less than two years away.

Erik Lamela scores the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela scores the first goal for Tottenham

The Telegraph’s report now claims that Lamela’s initial four-year deal had two option years included which have been activated, meaning his future is secured until 2019.

Renewing the 24-year old’s contract is not deemed a pressing issue and the club’s attention is focused on tying down the likes of Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen before the matchTottenham's Christian Eriksen before the match

Lamela has forced his way into Tottenham’s first XI, after a difficult start to life in England, and is now considered a vital cog in Mauricio Pochettino’s machine.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela scores their first goalTottenham's Erik Lamela scores their first goal

The former Roma man has gone from a luxury option who seemed out of place in the Premier League to a hard-working, productive attacking midfielder.

He began to consistently deliver last season and his goal against Everton on Saturday suggests he is determined to make this year his best yet.

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