Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has rubbished reports that suggest he's eyeing a return to Italy just two years after leaving.
The Argentinian international left AS Roma in 2013 after the two clubs agreed a deal worth around £30 million, making him Spurs' most expensive transfers in the club's history, beating the previous record set by Paulinho and Roberto Soldado.
Lamela was one of many signings made in the summer of 2013 after the North London outfit went on a spending spree due to selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for £86 million.
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However, the 23-year-old has struggled to settle in England and hasn't had the desired impact at White Hart Lane.
During his two seasons at the club, Lamela has only managed to make 38 Premier League appearances, providing two goals, and has already been linked with a swift move back to Italy.
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Serie A Career
Lamela made his name during his two year stint with Roma. From 2011-2013, the Argentine made 62 appearances for the Serie A side and scored 19 goals, pushing Spurs to do the deal for a club record fee.
After struggling to make an impact in England and failing to adapt to Premier League football, rumours were emerging that the winger could make a swift return to Italy and that Spurs would be willing to take a loss with the re-sale.
Lamela Rules out Move
However, despite the reports, Lamela has spoken out about his future recently and has confirmed that he only sees himself at Tottenham and doesn't plan to move back to Italy.
The 23-year-old confirmed that he is still happy in England and can only see himself in North London with Spurs.
"I obviously see myself here [at Tottenham]," he told talkSPORT.
"Those questions are starting to be normal but I am very happy here and I see myself here."
Inter Milan Plans
After struggling to make an impact at White Hart Lane, it was Serie A side Inter Milan that declared interest in signing Lamela with Roberto Mancini desperate to make wholesale changes at the club over the summer.
Mancini has been very open about his plans at Inter for the upcoming transfer window and he is hoping he can bring the glory days back to the club after several years away from the top.
The ex-Manchester City manager is hoping he can lure Yaya Toure to the club away from his former-club as he wants to build a team around the Ivorian.
Another deal Mancini wants to do is keep Xherden Shaqiri on a permanent basis from Bayern Munich, whilst also keeping star-striker Mauro Icardi at the club.
Shaqiri is currently on a six-month loan from the Bundesliga champions and Icardi is wanted by several Premier League clubs, including Spurs.
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