We keep hearing that Erik Lamela is injured but we learn precious little in regard to the Argentine’s progress along with a possible date for his return. We know that it’s been a difficult first season at White Hart Lane but the silence only serves to fuel rumours of a return to Italy in the summer.
That silence has been broken, but only in vague terms, by a Twitter account known as ArgHotspur which claims that Lamela will return to full training on Wednesday 5th of March. As yet, there’s no official word from the club to back that claim up.
Even if Erik is fit to return, it’s tough to see how Sherwood will work him into the side in a period where we face Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. The Europa League no longer holds an easy outlet with Benfica waiting in the next round so the Argentine could be restricted to sporadic sub appearances – the type that will only intensify the rumours surrounding a potential departure.