Erik Lamela would be mad to leave Tottenham for Inter Milan

Erik Lamela of Tottenham in action during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Turin,...

Erik Lamela has been linked with a move from Tottenham Hotspur to Inter Milan.

Tottenham fans celebrate their third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 1,...

These must be great times to be involved with Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are one of the most exciting, young footballing sides on the continent, and the future looks very bright indeed.

Tottenham proved that they have arrived, and announced themselves on Europe's biggest stage on Tuesday night, with their fantastic come from behind draw in Turin against Juventus.

With the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli all at the top of their games, and their move to their new 61,000 capacity stadium just six months away, there is a genuine buzz of excitement emanating from the club that they are on the verge of achieving something very special.

Bearing this in mind, it was strange to see reports in the week linking another of Spurs' star players with an exit in the summer.

Tottenham team manager Mauricio Pochettino whisphers to midfielder Erik Lamela during a press conference prior to a training session at AAMI Park in Melbourne on July 25, 2016.

Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato claim that Italian giants Inter Milan are keeping close tabs of Erik Lamela, with a view to making a summer bid for the Argentine.

They also suggest that the player himself is keen on the move, but Lamela would be mad to swap north London for Milan.

Inter are a European footballing institution, with a highly decorated history, but they are by no means a current giant of the game.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela (L) goes down from a tackle by Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (R), leading to the second penalty and goal by Tottenham...

Their average finishing position in Serie A over the last six seasons is 6.5, and their team now is a mix of players well on the decline - a far cry from the 2010 team that Jose Mourinho guided to the Champions League trophy.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are still on the ascendency, and are fast becoming a team to be reckoned with.

Lamela will surely stand more chance of contending for major honours with Spurs than he would Inter, and unless he is forced out of the door, staying in north London should be a no-brainer for the Argentine.

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