Tottenham transfer target Rico Henry praises potential teammate's performance

Rico Henry was impressed with Erik Lamela's performance.

Erik Lamela produced arguably his best ever performance for Tottenham Hotspur, hitting a first half hat-trick against Monaco.

The Argentine has been a mixed bag since signing for Spurs in 2013, but their faith in him may just be about to be rewarded.

it was hard not to be impressed with his display, and one fellow professional who could not hide his admiration was Walsall prospect Rico Henry.

The left-back is highly rated and an England youth international who has been compared to Ashley Cole.

The Express reported this week that Tottenham are leading the transfer chase for the 18-year-old, who is also interested Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

He is clearly paying attention to Tottenham, taking to Twitter after Erik Lamela hit his third of the night.

That was pretty much the reaction of everybody watching, keen to see him putting his talent into action.

It's hard to imagine Henry is not considering the possibilities of playing alongside him, and it could even give Spurs an edge if they push forward their reported interest.

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