Revealed: £30m player fighting for his Spurs future amid Pochettino doubts
Erik Lamela is fighting for his future at Tottenham ahead of what is set to be a major overhaul this summer, Football Insider understands.
The long-serving Argentine, who moved to north London in 2013 for a then-club record fee of £30million, signed a new contract last year that runs until 2022.
But a club source has told Football Insider that does not protect Lamela from the axe as Mauricio Pochettino looks to freshen up a squad he believes has grown stale following consecutive fallow windows.
Pochettino has not yet made the decision to listen to offers for his 27-year-old countryman but needs convincing that the player has a key role beyond this campaign.
There are major doubts as to whether Lamela’s body can withstand the rigours of playing twice a week for an established Champions League club after undergoing double hip surgery two years ago.
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Lamela became this season impressively with six goals by early November but his form has subsequently tailed off and 18 of his 31 appearances this campaign have come as a substitute.
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