Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham not to sell Erik Lamela this summer even if the likes of Willian and Ryan Fraser are signed.
The former Spurs and Leeds shot-stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted the 28-year-old still has a lot to offer the club and is flourishing alongside countrymen Giovani Lo Celso.
Lamela has made 27 appearances so far this season, scoring four goals and providing six assists, but has predominantly featured as a substitute.
Football Insider revealed that Spurs were willing to listen to offers for the Argentina international this summer.
The Lilywhites remain interested in free agents Willian and Ryan Fraser and the arrival of either would likely further limit Lamela’s first-team opportunities.
When asked by Football Insider if Mourinho would deem Lamela surplus to requirements if another winger arrived this summer, Robinson said: “I like Lamela. He has been a top player for Spurs and he has been there a long time.
“He has come on a couple of times this season and really made an impact going forward.
“Him and Lo Celso, when they have played together, have been a good pairing. I still think he has time left in north London.
“Jose will definitely use this upcoming window, with players that are out of contract and players that he wants to move on, to shuffle his pack and address the imbalance of the squad.”
The left-footed attacker still has two years remaining on his current deal with the Lilywhites having signed a contract extension in July 2018.
Lamela is one of the club’s longest-serving players having joined from AS Roma in August 2013, the summer Gareth Bale left for Real Madrid.