Tottenham confirm Erik Lamela deal

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Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Argentinian international Erik Lamela from AS Roma.

The 21-year-old moves to White Hart Lane in a deal worth €30 million, plus an extra €5 million in add-ons, having spent two seasons with the Serie A club.

Spurs confirmed earlier on Friday that they had also completed the transfer of defender Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest.

A statement from the north London club read: "We are delighted to announce that we've reached agreement with AS Roma for the transfer of Erik Lamela. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder came through the ranks at River Plate and went on to make 40 appearances before joining Roma in 2011, where he made a total of 67 appearances in all competitions and scored 21 goals.

"Capped four times by Argentina at Under-20 level, he made his full international debut in May, 2011 against Paraguay and now holds three caps."

The deal for Lamela means Spurs have broken their transfer record three times this summer, and is expected to prompt the completion of Gareth Bale's world record move to Real Madrid, which could be announced as soon as tomorrow.

Brazilian midfielder Paulinho became the club's record buy when he arrived from Corinthians for £17 million in July, before striker Roberto Soldado was purchased for £26 million.

Spurs, who have now splashed almost £100 million in the summer transfer window and have also snapped up the likes of Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capue, are expected to complete the signing of Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen shortly.

Tottenham travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday.

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