Sources: Tottenham to listen to offers for another left footer, ready to sell at major loss
Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for Erik Lamela this summer as another left-footed mainstay could head out of the club, Football Insider understands.
The Argentina international, 27, is facing a crossroads in his career after another injury-interrupted campaign has severely restricted his availability.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club will consider bids for Lamela in the summer, when he enters the final two years of his contract.
He may be the second senior left footer to leave permanently along with Danny Rose, who has joined Newcastle United on loan for the rest of the season.
Spurs handed Lamela a new four-year deal in the summer of 2018 and he has now been at the club for seven years.
The left-footed attacker remains a key member of the squad but has missed two months of this season with a hamstring injury and has made nine Premier League starts among 22 appearances in all competitions.
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Jose Mourinho has started him just twice in the league since he took over and he was once again absent from the squad for Sunday’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
Lamela was signed for a then club-record £30million in 2013 from Roma but Spurs would not get that kind of fee for him in the next window and would be ready to sell at a major loss.
With Steven Bergwijn joining in January and Son Heung-Min likely to move permanently out to the right flank when Harry Kane returns to the side, Lamela is set to slip further down the pecking order when Mourinho can call up all his attacking options.
The 25-times international has made 209 appearances for Spurs, scoring 33 goals and supplying 45 assists.