BMO Field

Next Game

Toronto FC v Tottenham

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 00:00

Friendly Match

Last Game

Seattle Sounders FC 3 - 3 Tottenham

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 21:00

Friendly Match

Spurs agree deal for Lamela

Tottenham are to sign Argentina international Erik Lamela from Roma in a deal which could be worth up to £30million.

Last Updated: 28/08/13 at 19:53 Post Comment

Erik Lamela: Argentina international is heading to White Hart Lane from Roma

Erik Lamela: Argentina international is heading to White Hart Lane from Roma

The 21-year-old has scored 19 goals in two seasons for the Italian side and his arrival may help to fill the hole in the Spurs side which will be left if Gareth Bale's potential world-record move to Real Madrid goes through.

Roma published a statement on their website which read: "Roma announce they have signed a contract with Tottenham for the outright sale of the playing rights of Erik Lamela, in exchange for 30m euros.

"The agreement also includes the obligation to pay 5m euros in bonuses related to the achievements of the player and the English club."

Lamela, who can play on the wing or as a forward, has been capped three times by Argentina and will join fellow new arrivals Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue in a new-look Tottenham side this season.

Lamela admits he will leave Roma with more than a few regrets - but he is ready to succeed in the Premier League with Spurs.

The youngster believes he could have done more to help the capital club improve on consecutive seventh and sixth-placed finishes during his two seasons.

He told the Gazzetta dello Sport: "I want to thank and bid farewell to the fans who always treated me well. I embrace them all and I'll always keep them in my heart.

"I'm proud to have played for Roma and I hope to come back one day. Maybe I didn't manage to achieve everything I wanted to, or could have.

"It's also true that we were lacking something as a team but I hope it goes better this year. I can see that all the lads have the desire to well and they're very focused.

"I hope the club, coach and my team-mates can go as far as they possibly can.

"For me, I hope to do well in London with Tottenham - and I'm ready."

Roma have already moved to replace Lamela, having signed Serbian forward Adem Ljajic for 11m euros from Fiorentina.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager of Brazil after World Cup semi-final exit

Brazil have appointed Dunga as their new national team manager following the resignation of Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Transfer News: Real Madrid sign James Rodriguez from Monaco in £63million deal

Real Madrid have signed Colombian star James Rodriguez from Monaco in a £63million deal.

Friendly: Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere score in Newcastle victory

Debutant Emmanuel Riviere was amongst the scorers as Newcastle cruised to an emotional 4-0 friendly win over Sydney FC.

Mail Box

Anyone But Rooney. Or Baines. Or Hart.

There isn't a great deal of excitement in the Mailbox regarding England's potential new captain, but we have good stuff on Gerrard's development and a one club man team...

Goodbye Patrice And Farewell Steven...

Man United fans say a fond farewell to Patrice Evra in the mailbox while there are also thoughts on Steven Gerrard's retirement from England duty. Plus, some rare cricket bantz...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property