NAPOLI EYEING MOVE FOR LAMELA
TottenhamHotspur winger Erik Lamela is attracting serious interest from one of the biggest clubs in Italy according to the latest reports in the media. Napoli are one of the biggest clubs in Italy and they are said to be interested in the Argentine national team player.
The specific report from Corrieredello Sport claimed that Napoli see Lamela as the replacement for star forward Lorenzo Insigne if the Italian international leaves the club this summer. The long-term future of Insigne at Napoli is in serious doubts with the winger yet to sign a new deal at the club. Insigne has a contract at Napoli that runs out next summer meaning that he has one year left on his contract.
Napoli have a big decision to make on the player on whether to sell him this summer or risk losing him for free next summer if he does not pen a new deal.
Just like what's obtainable with Insigne at Napoli, Lamela also has one year left on his Spurs deal and he's said to be considering moving away from the club. A return to the Italian Serie A is a possibility for the winger who has made just five starts in the Premier League.
Lamela wants more playing time and he's not likely to get that at Tottenham Hotspur who are struggling to qualify for European football. The North London giants need to beat Champions League chasers Leicester City on the final day of the current Premier League campaign to seal at least a place in the European Conference League next season though the Europa League is still a possibility.
Lamela signed for Spurs in the summer of 2013 in a deal worth £30m. The Argentine winger joined the club from Italian Serie A side AS Roma. He was one of the players signed by Tottenham Hotspur when they received around £85.3m from Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid for the transfer of Gareth Bale.