Earlier in the week it was reported that Spurs had turned down a bid from Juventus for our record signing Erik Lamela and in turn, it was felt that the Argentine would be given another chance to impress at the club. Ever since Mauricio Pochettino took over as head coach, the feeling was that he would pay special attention to his compatriot and now, according to the Daily Mail, the boss has assured the player that he has a future at the club.
Not only that but the Mail’s report goes on to claim that Pochettino has earmarked Erik to play a key role for the club in 2014-15 as he outlined his vision for the upcoming campaign.
After a difficult first season, Lamela has returned to Argentina to work on his fitness and should be available again in August. If you believe what the paper has printed, the Argentine will not only feature more heavily, he will become one of Pochettino’s first names on the team sheet but would we finally see the reasons why Spurs paid so much for his services?