Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that long-term absentee Erik Lamela could feature in the upcoming Premier League encounter against Leicester City.
Spurs travel to the King Power Stadium to face the 2016 Premier League champions on Tuesday evening as they look to bounce back after failing to win their last two league matches.
A recent dip in form has seen the North London club fall outside of the top-four places and they find themselves 13 points behind current league leaders Manchester City.
However, the club received a massive transfer boost as Pochettino revealed that Lamela could make his long-awaited return to the first-team in midweek.
“The good news is that Erik Lamela has stepped up and is in contention for tomorrow,” he said as quoted in the Evening Standard.
“Always in a very busy schedule you need everyone fit to help the team and that is very good news for the team.”
The 25-year-old has not featured for Spurs senior team since picking up a hip injury in last season’s EFL Cup clash against Liverpool last October.
Before his setback, the Argentine had enjoyed a fine campaign, scoring two goals and providing seven assists in all competitions.
Lamela made his comeback to fitness with the Spurs Under-23 squad earlier this month in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea where he managed to play for an hour.
The attacking midfielder’s return is set to be huge boost for Spurs as they look to get back to winning ways with the festive period on the horizon.
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