'Brainless', 'I will cry' - Tottenham fans fume at report linking ace with deadline day exit
Tottenham fans were fuming on social media over a report that believed Southampton were trying to sign Erik Lamela.
The Independent reported that the Saints had enquired on deadline day about whether a deal could be done for the 25-year-old and the newspaper believed if Lamela was to leave it would be on loan.
The winger who can play on either flank has made 12 appearances across all competitions for Spurs this season, having returned from a thigh injury that kept him out for over a year.
Lamela is yet to score a goal but has registered two assists in his outings this season, and fans were keen for him not to leave the club in January.
One supporter vowed to riot if the Argentinian left on deadline day, while another fan said it would be a brainless decision to let him go.
The Independent also shared that the potential arrival of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain could see Lamela face a tough task being named in Tottenham’s Champions League squad.
One Spurs fan said on Twitter that it would be classic Tottenham to strengthen the side with Moura, while weakening it at the same time by letting Lamela leave.
The Argentinian international has been at Spurs since joining from AS Roma in 2013, and is contracted to the club until 2020.
Here are the best tweets from Spurs fans over Lamela’s potential exit:
If Lamela leaves, we riot. #THFC
— AtourT (@AT_Spurs) January 31, 2018
If Lamela goes & Sissoko stays I will cry.
— Charlie Lloyd Thomas (@CharlieLloydT) January 31, 2018
The irony that we would even consider allowing Erik Lamela to leave the club before Moussa Sissoko or Fernando Llorente.
— Last Word On Spurs???? (@LastWordOnSpurs) January 31, 2018
It would be classic Spurs to strengthen our squad by bringing in Lucas Moura only to instantly weaken it again…
— Hotspur Army (@HotspurArmy) January 31, 2018
As much as he polarises opinion would be very upset to see Spurs sanction any kind of move which would see Lamela leave the club today. Apart from Eriksen he is one of the few players in our squad that can create an opportunity of seemingly nothing. #COYS#THFC
— Ricky Sacks ???? (@RickSpur) January 31, 2018
— Ben (@heisenben) January 31, 2018
Absolutely BRAINLESS decision to sell Lamela at this stage.
Are we genuinely incapable of strengthening our squad?
— André (@AndreDack) January 31, 2018
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