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Best Still To Come From ‘Quality’ £30m Spurs Ace – Boss

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has declared that the best is still to come from Argentinian winger Erik Lamela, having seen his charge grab his first Premier League goal against Burnley at the weekend.

It was only part of a good display from the regularly criticised Lamela, with his curling left footed effort securing three points for the White Hart Lane club against a staunch Burnley side.

Lamela moved to Spurs for a huge £30 million last summer, in part with the intention of replacing Gareth Bale after his move to Real Madrid.

He failed to step up to that level, however, and featured incredibly infrequently under both Andres Villas Boas and Tim Sherwood.

However, his performances this season  have been better, and he finally made a telling impact in the game against Burnley at the weekend.

Pochettino believes there is more to come from his compatriot, however, and is looking for him to push on: “Erik scored a great goal but we need to have balance.

“Now he’s not the best player and before he wasn’t the worst player.

“We need to push him to improve because he has very good potential.

“We need to understand too that he is still young and when people arrive from different club and different language it’s always difficult.

“Now he needs consistency and have regularity in the season to show his quality.”

Serie A Sides To Swoop For Spurs’ £30m Star – reports

Tottenham Hotspur could see rejuvenated star Erik Lamela depart in the January transfer window, with a host of clubs battling to take him back to Serie A, as reported by the Sunday People.

Lamela has struggled since joining Spurs last summer.
Andres Villas Boas brought him in from Roma for a significant fee, but he found opportunities hard to come by and struggled heavily to adapt to the pace of the British game.
He also suffered a series of injuries shortly before the new year last season and then struggled for any chances to impress under now former boss Tim Sherwood, who took over from Villas Boas.
Mauricio Pochettino sought to integrate him more heavily at the start of the season, but Lamela has still only performed exceptionally in spots since the season kicked off.
Now it seems his fiuture at the north London side is unsure, with a handful of clubs from Italy, where he played for Roma, looking to bring him back to Serie A.
These include Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan, who could all tempt Spurs into moving on their big money misfit.

Napoli to make move for Tottenham’s Lamela

@awinehouse1 According to Carlo Laudisa of La Gazetta dello Sport, Napoli are set to make a move for Erik Lamela of Spurs in the summer. Lamela has largely disappointed since signing for Spurs, failing to make much of an impact under either Andres Villas Boas or Tim Sherwood. Sherwood barely used Lamela after his initial disappointing displays. Despite his position as the player responsible for Spurs’s largest ever transfer outlay, it seems likely that he will depart the club this summer. Napoli are offering him a route away from England, with Rafael Benitez keen to bring him to the club on loan ahead of their upcoming Champions League campaign. It is not known whether Mauricio Pochettino sees a future for Lamela at Spurs, but his future may rely on the whims of Director of Football Franco Baldini, who brought him to the club. Baldini may seek to save face by insisting that Pochettino give the £30m man an opportunity next season.