The question of Erik Lamela’s proposed loan move continues to hit the headlines and while Spurs were quick to deny any suggestion, reports in today’s press reveal a twist in the story. The Italian media tracked down the player’s father who claimed that the winger is unhappy in England and is desperate to leave White Hart Lane.
“Erik is not happy and wants to go back to Italy,” said Jose Lamela.
“He has been linked with Lazio, but I don’t know anything about this. Could he re-join Roma? I don’t know.”
Lamela Senior then went on to concede that the club aren’t prepared to sanction such a deal.
“Tottenham does not want him to leave in January,” he added.
But now the whole family is getting involved with Erik’s brother denying their father’s claims on Twitter.
It’s all a sideshow to what still seems an unlikely scenario but when Erik Lamela is 100% fit once again, he needs game time and with the league cup and FA cup out of the way, Tim Sherwood needs to look at the league if he is going to use our record signing on a consistent basis.