£65,000-a-week ace in talks to sign for Tottenham, reveals he is keen to pen deal
By Dominic Toner
Erik Lamela has revealed that he would like to agree a new contract at Tottenham.
The Argentinian midfielder has become an important member of the Spurs side and could be the latest player to agree a new deal at White Hart Lane.
The Evening Standard report that Lamela, who is is currently on a £65,000-a-week deal, is in talks to sign a new deal and is hopeful of being the latest in a string of senior players to pen a new deal.
The 24-year-old has revealed that he would be delighted to sign a contract extension and sees his long-term future with the club.
“I would like to [sign a new deal] because I am very happy here. I feel part of this team which is improving,” Lamela told the Evening Standard. “I have a group of excellent team-mates and I feel very good around them.
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“It would make me happy to play for more years in this shirt. Will I be the next to sign? Let’s hope so. At the moment I am thinking only of playing and about Saturday’s game against Leicester.”
Spurs managed to secure the futures of five senior players in recent months, with Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen all agreeing contracts.
Lamela has endured a good start to the new season, scoring two goals and supplying seven assists in his first 14 games.
The winger is a regular starter under manager Mauricio Pochettino, but several fans feel he can be inconsistent.
He has now made 121 appearances for Spurs since his arrival in 2013 and scored 19 goals.
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