Erik Lamela has hinted he would consider a return to River Plate in the future.

The Argentinian has been Tottenham’s most consistent performer so far this season, scoring six goals in 12 appearances across all competitions.

He signed a new four-year contract with Spurs over the summer, ending speculation about a return to Italy, where he used to play for AS Roma.

Lamela initially joined Roma from Argentinian side River Plate, who he remains a fan of.

Speaking to TyC Sports (translated by 101 Great Goals), the 26-year-old suggested a return to River could eventually be on the cards.

“I always say that if there is a good project, the desire to return is not lacking, I am still young, the time is passing and the time is coming more and more to come back, why not? If there is a good project and the club wants…” Lamela said.

It doesn’t sound like Lamela wants to return to Argentina any time soon, so Tottenham fans needn’t worry for now.

A year ago, most Spurs supporters wouldn’t have been upset to see Lamela leave, but he has become an incredibly important player in recent months.

Though he is still unable to play every match as a result of a long-standing hip problem, Lamela is the perfect squad player.



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