Tottenham flop, Erik Lamela, has confirmed that he will be staying at the club next season.
The former Roma star tweeted: “I’m really looking forward to this season, come on you spurs”, alongside an image of him training in the gym, as he bids to return to full fitness after struggling to break into the Tottenham squad during his first year in the Premier League.
Spurs paid £26 million to land the youngster, which could eventually rise to £30 million with bonus add-ons, with the intention of bringing the player in to replace Gareth Bale, who made an £80million world-record switch to Real Madrid.
The Argentine had scored 15 goals in Serie A in the 2012/13 season, but since moving to Tottenham he has managed to put the ball away on just one occasion, and was dropped from the squad for much of the second half of the season due to his poor form.
Juventus and Napoli had been linked with moves for the 22-year-old, with the offer of providing him an escape route back to Italy, but Tottenham have told the player that they have faith in him to step-up next season.
Mauricio Pochettino, who was recently appointed as the new manager at the club, has reportedly assured Lamela that he will play a key part in his squad, should he begin to replicate the form he showed in Italy.
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