Exclusive: Mourinho tipped to cash in on Argentine by pundit after big Spurs update
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will be looking to offload Erik Lamela at the end of the season.
That is according to former England striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 25-times Argentina international.
Lamela has made just two Premier League starts for Spurs this season and has been sidelined for most of November with a calf injury.
Lamela, who turns 29 in March, has a contract at Tottenham that runs until the summer of 2022.
A revealed by Football Insider, the club were willing to listen to offers for him in the window that shut last month.
Phillips believes the long-serving attacking midfielder is a player Mourinho would happily let go.
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He told Football Insider: “Personally, I think they will look to cash in on Lamela next year. As good as a player he is, he is frustrating.
“One week he can be fantastic and the next week he is totally different.
“He works his socks off but if Mourinho can free up some room on the wage bill to invest somewhere else I would imagine they would look to do that.
“It would not surprise me if Lamela was moved on in the summer, a year before his contract is due to expire. I think he would like to cash in on that one to be honest.”
Signed for £30million from AS Roma in August 2013, the Argentine is one of Tottenham’s longest-serving players.
He has made 232 appearances for the club in seven years, scoring 35 goals and supplying 46 assists.