Tottenham will not opt to extend Erik Lamela’s contract this year and will instead look to offload the forward in the summer.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 28-year-old’s hopes of securing a new deal at the London club this season.
Lamela was axed from the Spurs squad that beat Brentford on Tuesday night, after he was pictured celebrating Christmas with teammates Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso – as well as West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini – in a clear breach of London’s Tier 4 regulations.
The Evening Standard now report that the winger has been prosecuted for speeding offences near to the club’s training ground.
The Argentina international entered the final 18 months of his contract in north London last week.
When asked by Football Insider he believes Lamela still has a future at Spurs, Campbell said: “If the club wanted to sign him, they would.
“He only has 18 months left on his deal now and if their is nothing agreed in the next few months then the writing is on the wall for Lamela.
“The club could get money for him in the summer so I think we will see him leave the club then. If anything is going to happen, they would be doing business now.
“He doesn’t get on the pitch much anymore so you’d have to ask the question – why would he sign?”