By Wayne Veysey

29th Mar, 2017 | 5:53pm

'Any danger of telling us the real story' - Tottenham fans rage at Lamela news

By Harry Sykes

Tottenham announced on Wednesday that Erik Lamela will undergo a hip operation – and fans on Twitter were furious that it had taken the club five months to sanction surgery.

The Argentina international has been sidelined since late October with a hip problem and has undergone a lengthy rehabilitation programme.

But Spurs have now admitted that it has failed to cure the problem and specialists have advised that Lamela, 25, goes under the knife.

Lamela’s operation will take place on Saturday and he will be unable to play again until next season.

Spurs fans raged at the news, with some accusing the club of a cover-up and others expressing the strong belief that Lamela will never play for the club again.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The Argentine was initially expected to be out for only a short period but will have been sidelined for nearly 10 months by the start of next season.

Question marks are being asked over why the Spurs medical staff did not sanction an operation far earlier in the rehabilitation process.

Tottenham have coped well while Lamela has been sidelined, but he is a player that manager Mauricio Pochettino considers a crucial member of the squad and who was a mainstay of the team in the 18 months before his injury.

The 25-year-old has scored 19 goals and supplied 31 assists in 121 matches for Spurs.

In other Tottenham news, a proven Premier League performer has revealed how the deal was done for him to move to White Hart Lane until a last-minute change.

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