Player Watch Player Watch: Erik Lamela

JB_Spurs

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ErikLamela is reportedly set to be left out of Tottenham’s matchday squad for Wednesday’s crucial Champions League showdown with Juventus amid claims Inter Milan are working on a deal to sign him.


According to The Times, Mauricio Pochettino is set to start with Heung-min Son, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli at Wembley and behind Harry Kane, as Spurs look to reach the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of the Italian giants.

While Son’s inclusion at the expense of Lamela won’t come as a major surprise given the South Korean’s fine recent form, claims that the Argentine could be omitted all together will come as a surprise given the winger is something of a personal favourite of Pochettino.

The news comes after reports in Italian newspaper Tuttosport claimed Inter are keen to take advantage of the player’s contract situation, with the club’s sporting director Walter Sabbatini already sounding out his agent over a return to Italy.

Lamela currently earns a reported £65,000-a-week at Spurs, but the six-year deal he signed upon joining from Roma in August 2013 is due to expire in 2019.

Due to his struggles with form initially and then injuries more recently, the player is yet to sign a new deal and will be at a crossroads this summer when his deal has just 12 months left to run.

And with Inter reportedly opening talks to sign him, Pochettino has reportedly decided to leave him out of his side, and possibly his matchday squad, for the crunch last 16 second-leg clash.

The Argentine did start in the two clubs’ 2-2 draw last month and has made 139 appearances for the club in total since his £25.9million switch in the summer of 2013.
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We'll see tonight if all of the above is nonsense

All comes from Tuttosport, so it's absolute fucking bollocks
 

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But the important thing, as I've always expressed, is that we didn't spend up to £30m for Lamela based on his work rate. We spent it based on his flair and ability to create and score goals, very little of which we've seen in PL.

It's a busted flush, and immediately Moura has outperformed him with what was required.

If you want a list of players we bought(plus one) to perform specific roles, and be somewhat outstanding in them, but they didn't, so we relegated them to lesser roles, and they were then lauded on work rate, here it is;

Gary Stevens, David Howells, Paul Stewart, Erik Lamela

The lesson is you will probably need to be outstanding to look great as a CB, attacking wide player or striker, but you can look quite good in midfield if you put in a lot of effort.
As his stats show earlier in the thread he gets a goal or assist every 3 games. To my mind thats pretty productive
 

Gb160

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I'd say the times are unlikely to just make something up that, they have nothing to gain as they'd just be proved wrong in a few hours

It probably will turn out to be true but they are just mindlessly guessing at the reason why and are bullshitting about the transfer part, maybe a small injury setback or something is more likely
The Times article doesn't mention the transfer part, that's tuttosport.
 

yido_number1

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As his stats show earlier in the thread he gets a goal or assist every 3 games. To my mind thats pretty productive
Productive and works incredibly hard for the team what's not to like. More than that his passing adds an extra dimension to us and makes us a lot less predictable.
 

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Can lamela become world class ? We know kane is world class, ali has the potential, eriksen is also great and close to being world class, son is consistent goal scorer, moura so far looks like a good deal. But what actually lamela brings and what is his potential in terms of long term? Do we sell lamela and bring someone like malcom who is touted as the next big thing or just stick with lamela?
 

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Can lamela become world class ? We know kane is world class, ali has the potential, eriksen is also great and close to being world class, son is consistent goal scorer, moura so far looks like a good deal. But what actually lamela brings and what is his potential in terms of long term? Do we sell lamela and bring someone like malcom who is touted as the next big thing or just stick with lamela?
This is shit stirring
 

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That skill on the byline going around the players to get into the box & make a chance, sweet! Made good runs last night and good plays!

Thought Moura should've come on for Davies or Trippier when we needed the goal and Juve were setting for a counter to add to the penetration but I'm a fan not a manager so I'll replay this game on PES until I've won 3-0 :)
 

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That skill on the byline going around the players to get into the box & make a chance, sweet! Made good runs last night and good plays!

Thought Moura should've come on for Davies or Trippier when we needed the goal and Juve were setting for a counter to add to the penetration but I'm a fan not a manager so I'll replay this game on PES until I've won 3-0 :)

With plenty of nasty tackles one hopes. :sneaky:

Oooohhh...get me, aren't I a bitch. :D
 
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