Lamela’s Spurs future in doubt after injury row

VanZan

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#42
Where the hell is he? Should be playing his bollocks off trying to get a new deal. Yet he has disappeared...for about half a season! Sorry he's not important enough a player for us (rather good last season) to get away with all the prolonged absences. Especially since we're second in the table without him...he must be bloody nuts to not realise how weak his bargaining position is now.
 

TottenhamMattSpur

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#43
I'm really at a bit of a loss to understand the negativity towards him.

Yes, he was poor when we first signed him, and yes, it took him a long time to improve - but last season he was one of our best players and an integral part of the team that had a very good season. I don't see any reason why he wouldn't have been the same this season had he not got injured.

I think it would be a big loss if he left.
And the season before that, Mason and Bentaleb were.
 

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#44
I can't see any 'hate' in that post.
He doesn't rate him and as we're in 2nd place without him I can't see how anyone can say we'll miss him.
His signing at 30m with the injuries and awful start has been a fkin disaster IMO.
If, and its a big if, he does come back and carrys on where he left off then great. Can't see that happening myself but I'm not going to be going into next season saying oh shit we've sold Lamela, now what are we going to do?
I'll probably be saying oh ffs why in Gods name have we bought Zaha lol.
We could have been 1st....... :whistle:
 

ginola007

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#45
No other club is going to buy an injury prone player with an alleged mystery illness, so forget that one for a start.
I think Levy will find a way. He got rid of Wilson Palacios by bundling him together with Crouch, and Stoke paid a massive £20M for both of them. Similarly, Sandro was sold to QPR, this time for a cut rate £6M. Some clubs might just take a gamble on Lamala for £8M or less.
 

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#46
No chance Levy will take 8m for Lamela, if he goes and that's far from certain, China might suit all parties.
 

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#47
He'll be going either back to Italy or home to Argentina I'd have thought if its a mental health issue. If. I dont think he's ever settled here. Having such a hard time of it probably didn't help and I suspect the huge transfer fee affected him as well. Some people just can't cope with stuff like that. All guess work of course.
 

slartibartfast

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#48
No chance Levy will take 8m for Lamela, if he goes and that's far from certain, China might suit all parties.
Not necessarily. If no one wants him, he's no sign of playing again and his contract is about to expire 8m plus getting him off wage bill is better than paying him to sit on his arse and then leave for free.
Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.
 

N17Jack

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Not necessarily. If no one wants him, he's no sign of playing again and his contract is about to expire 8m plus getting him off wage bill is better than paying him to sit on his arse and then leave for free.
Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.
You might think like that, Daniel Levy wont.
 

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You might think like that, Daniel Levy wont.
Never in a million years would Levy let a player run his contract down, if there's an interested party he'll try and maximise the most out of them and sell him but he wouldn't let him go for free.
 

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#53
Fk that made me laugh. Maybe sell him to medical science if he's no longer with us lol

Mate even if he is no longer with us, I doubt we even know where his body is to donate him

I've never seen how one player can disappear just like that. Except Ozil when the going gets tough...
 

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#55
i like lamela. i wonder wtf is wrong with him. if he has a long term injury issue, i hope he recovers. if its not an injury issue, rather something personal, i hope he get over it soon. but if its just a bust up, then just sell him, because we are 2nd without him. if we sell him and sissoko we could just get 1 really good player instead
 

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#56
This is hardly earth shattering news. Reading between the lines it's been obvious that the club and Lamela are not on the same page as far as this injury is concerned.
 

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He did with David Bentley.
Actually we released him from his contract, he didn't leave on a free. If you want to use that as an example, compare that to the amount of players we've sold who's contracts are running down - there's countless examples.
 

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#60
After seeing him in preseason in Australia thought he was going to really kick on this season. As such IMO it must be psychological. Even if he comes back this season he is not match hardened, and his style of play will this be affected. Wish him all the best.

COYS
 
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