Roma are set to sell their key asset to Tottenham Hotspur for a club-record fee £30 million that will see the deal finalised within the next few days, according to the Daily Star.
The 21-year-old comes with a lot of pedigree after spending two very successful seasons at Roma, and after catching the eye of many top clubs in Europe. Specifically last season, Lamela really showed his worth by scoring 15 goals in 33 appearances in Serie A.
The Argentine is very much a complete player when it comes to attacking positions. He can
play outside as a winger and also as a striker but his best position has to be in the attacking midfield role.
Lamela has a great turn of speed when attacking players one on one and is capable of producing a final pass for an assist. He also found his scoring touch last season.
I believe the signing of Erik Lamela can prove to be the most significant for Tottenham coach André Villas–Boas for the reason that Lamela is a player who likes to get others involved and with the likes of Roberto Soldado in his team, this can spark a very special partnership.
In the game Tottenham played recently against Swansea City, I can’t help but feel there was just one player missing in Tottenham’s team that can produce that final ball for Soldado to finish. Dembele and Paulinho were the two interchangeable players that filled the attacking midfield role but they aren’t players that have the vision to pick out a killer pass - they are more comfortable playing in a more withdrawn role.
Tottenham can’t rely on Soldado scoring only penalty kicks to win games, which means, the signing of Erik Lamela can be the perfect piece to bring success at Tottenham and hopefully quickly prove the worth of his club-record fee.
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