Metro have yet more good news for Tottenham fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that the club have agreed a fee for Roma winger Eric Lamela.
The North London club have actually made the prospect of losing star man Gareth Bale look like a positive thing, with record new signings such as Paulinho and Roberto Soldado, not to mention an opening day victory for the club against newly promoted Crystal Palace.
Now in a move that will see the club spending £31 million, Andre Villas-Boas has agreed a fee for the young star.
Lamela has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time now and it seems that AVB has finally got his man.
The 21-year-old is set to sign a deal that will keep him at the club until 2019 and will be worth around £2 million per year.
As one of our punters quips, that is not the only good piece of news for Spurs fans today, and given the club are soon to unveil Willian to boot, things are certainly looking up at White Hart Lane.
Had someone mooted losing Gareth Bale to Real Madrid earlier in the summer, it would have been viewed as a disaster yet now given the influx of top quality players to the Lane – including Roberto Soldado and also Nacer Chadli, the proposed £93 million fee plus left back Fabio Coentrao means that things are looking mightily good indeed.