Erik Lamela 'happy at Tottenham Hotspur' amid Inter Milan rumours

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England.

The Argentine winger has been linked with a return to Italy as Spurs move for Lucas Moura.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur looks thoughtful after the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Erik Lamela has said that he is “happy" at Tottenham Hotspur and suggested in an interview with The Guardian that he would have already left North London had he wanted to.

The Argentine winger has had an up-and-down time at Spurs since joining from Roma in 2013, showing his best form in the 2015-16 season but suffering badly with injuries either side of that.

Lamela returned from a 13-month layoff in October and has since made 12 appearances, although nine of those have been as a substitute as he struggles to regain his place in the team.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England.

The second half of the season could be make or break for Lamela. His contract at Spurs expires in 2019 and the club face a decision on whether to sell or offer the player an extension.

With Spurs moving to sign Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain, as The Telegraph reports, Lamela’s opportunities may decrease futher and Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his website that Serie A giants Inter Milan are ready to offer the 25-year-old a return to Italy in the summer.

Lucas Moura #7 of Paris Saint-Germain tries to break away from Radja Nainggolan #4 of AS Roma during the second half at Comerica Park on July 19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

However, Lamela has insisted that he feels at home at Spurs and is untroubled by his contract situation.

“Obviously, I’m happy at Tottenham,” Lamela told The Guardian. “If not, I would have left. I feel a part of the club, I’m at home here. I am not thinking about how long is left on my contract.”

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