Tottenham squad man Erik Lamela has reportedly held talks with Serie A giants AC Milan and Napoli as he closes in on an exit this summer time.
Argentina made a reputation for himself with Roma earlier than heading to Spurs for £ 30million in 2013. He was purchased with the cash used from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid however has by no means fulfilled his price ticket.
Regardless of exhibiting indicators of brilliance throughout his eight-year stay in north London, the 29-year-old player has by no means nailed a everlasting place within the side.
Accidents have played a little bit of a task in his struggles and Spurs now appear to need to swap.
Corriere dello Sport (through Sport Witness) notes that the playmaker’s entourage has already ‘held talks’ with Milan. However now Napoli has joined the race, with the report including that ‘very intense contacts’ have taken place.
At his stage, Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli may be the ‘favourite’ to bring the player back to Italy. Lamela’s present contract expires in 2022, which means Spurs may obtain an honest payment.
The report provides that Lamela has made it identified that he’s ready to cut back his rich salary at the moment assured at Spurs’. The truth is, he could be happy with about € 2m-2.5m a year.
The Argentine international player would additionally get a ‘three to 4 year deal’ and would definitely get extra recreation time.
Napoli’s different to Lamela is Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul, who additionally has robust hyperlinks with Leeds and Liverpool.
Nevertheless, the 26-year-old player would in all probability cost excess of the Tottenham man, which makes a move unlikely.
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Tottenham said they want 4 new backs
Tottenham must replace all 4 of their backs to return to the Champions League, in accordance with one pundit.
Spurs failed Champions League football this season after an outstanding 2019-20 marketing campaign that noticed Jose Mourinho replace Mauricio Pochettino. The latter lifted them up the table however not excessive sufficient to return to European elite competition.
The possibilities of Spurs returning to the Champions League appeared to have elevated this time round. Mourinho even had them in title rivalry at one point.
That feels a protracted time in the past, although, with six points at the moment separating them from the top 4. It seems like they should anticipate Champions League football for at the least one other year.
In the summertime, they are going to be energetic within the switch window, making an attempt to strengthen Mourinho’s squad. One precedence is to search out additional competition for Harry Kane beforehand, however they should enhance defensively as well.
Mourinho has not been glad together with his defensive choices this season and is in search of reinforcements.
Tottenham went on the cheaper side to bring in Joe Rodon from Swansea City last summer time. The step up from the Championship has not been simple for the Welshman, although.
The standard of Rodon was questioned
Former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor has now forged doubt on Rodon’s potential and informed Tottenham they should change their whole 4 backs.
“I am not too positive about it, to be trustworthy,” Agbonlahor informed Football Insider of Rodon.
“I really feel he is a superb player however he is not going to take Spurs the place they need to go.
“Spurs need to go to Champions League locations and need to win issues. Rodon, Sanchez, Alderwerield, Dier will not be going to get them there.
“They want 4 utterly new backs.”
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