TottenhamBlog guested on the excellent podcast Beyond The Pitch last week and were asked about the future of Erik Lamela.
We suggested that while Lamela remains a frustrating player, there are enough glimpses of talent for Spurs to stick with him for another season, as it would be hugely frustrating to see him blossom at another club. That said, we added a caveat – if a club did come in with a bid close to the amount that Tottenham paid for him, a tough decision would have to be made.
We considered that scenario unlikely after two pretty unsuccessful seasons for Lamela at White Hart Lane, but today has seen reports that Juventus are ready to pay £25m for the Argentine international.
If Spurs really could get the majority of the money back that they paid for Lamela, it would be hugely tempting to cash in, especially when you consider that so many of the players bought with the Bale money would struggle to recapture their fees.
The doubt comes from the fact that Lamela is still young and undoubtedly possesses incredible talent. Can that ability shine in the rough and tumble of the Premier League? Let us know whether you’d cash in on Lamela.