Spurs star “not expected to return until October” — report

Spurs star “not expected to return until October” — report

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides fifth goal with Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Gillingham at White Hart Lane on September 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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If there’s one player than divides opinion among Tottenham fans more than anyone else, it’s Erik Lamela.

The Argentine is loved by many for his work-rate and creativity, but lamented by others for his inconsistency and fluctuating impact.

In all honestly, it’s easy to forget about Lamela these days. He’s been out with a hip injury since last October and Spurs have become a real force since then. It’s difficult to see him breaking into the team next season if Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane remain on form.

It seems that shouldn’t be much of a problem anyway. The Times reports Lamela is set to remain on the sidelines until at least October after undergoing surgery on both hips. That means he will have missed a year of action when he returns.

The story also claims Danny Rose isn’t due back in training until August, meaning he’s likely to miss the beginning of the new campaign. At least that suggests he’ll almost certainly be staying put.

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