Report: Tottenham to extend 26-year-old’s contract by one year

Report: Tottenham to extend 26-year-old’s contract by one year

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County at Wembley Stadium on February 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Tottenham will exercise their option to extend Erik Lamela’s contract until the end of the 2019-20 season, according to the Independent.

There had been question marks over Lamela’s future with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season.

But Spurs have decided to trigger their option to keep the 26-year-old for another year.

Lamela missed most of last season, and the beginning of the current campaign, after undergoing surgery on both hips that saw him sidelined for over a year.

He finally made his long-awaited return earlier this season, and Mauricio Pochettino has put his trust in the attacker by starting him in big matches against Juventus and Manchester City.

While he remains a divisive figures among the Tottenham supporters, Lamela has clearly done enough for the club to tie him down beyond his current deal.

Whether he will earn another long-term contract in the future remains to be seen – that will likely depend on his performances next season.

Lamela will hope to be involved in the starting line-up when Spurs face Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

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