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Things don’t seem to be going as planned for Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela this season.
As is often the case, your campaign has been ruined by persistent injury problems, and now he’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
During the festive period, the Argentine winger was in the photo alongside his Spurs teammates Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon, in what was a clear violation of government lockdown measures.
That turned out in significant fines for the three players.
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And in any case, it was a complete betrayal of coach José Mourinho, who despite all the doubts in the £ 85k per week attacker, has often kept faith in him.
Throughout his time on the treatment table, the ‘Special One’ has supported him to the point of calling him an “amazing guy” and a “fantastic player,” according to talkSPORT.
In fact, Lamela is lost at least 108 games through injury since 30 million euros (27 million pounds sterling) moved from Rome in August 2013, while it has been limited to 524 minutes of action in all competitions this term.
According to Eurosport’s Dean jonesThe winger is a player the Spurs could look to move into this transfer window to raise funds to bolster Mourinho’s team.
And maybe it’s time they did.
Former Leeds man Noel Whelan criticized Lamela’s recent antics in an interview with Football Insider, he said:
“This is something that has really gone against Erik Lamela. The club cannot trust him. Those players have broken trust with the leadership and the hierarchy. It’s not even like he’s playing regularly and maybe that’s why he thought he could do whatever he wanted. Maybe I’m not worried anymore. “
It wasn’t long ago that he took fire from Graeme Souness. The Sky Sports expert called him “pathetic” for causing Anthony Martial to be sent off during his 6-1 beating of Manchester United (via football, london).
Perhaps the latest controversy is enough to entice Daniel Levy to cash in this transfer window.
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