If reports are to be believed, Tottenham are expected to tie up the signing of Roma winger Erik Lamela within the next 24 hours.
Permitting Chelsea don’t come in and hijack the deal at the eleventh hour, Lamela will become Andre Villas-Boas’ fifth big money summer signing, following in the footsteps of Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue and the clubs new penalty expert Roberto Soldado.
It has been a busy summer to say the least at White Hart Lane, and with the Gareth Bale saga continuing to rumble on, we can expect more big name incomings and outgoings before 11pm on September 2nd.
Villas-Boas is seemingly preparing for life without his star man, if the attempted signings of Lamela and the now seemingly Chelsea bound Willian are anything to go by.
The signing of Lamela would take Tottenham’s spending close to the £100 million mark this summer – a figure that chairman Daniel Levy hopes to recoup with the world record sale of Bale to Real Madrid.
If all goes through as expected, Tottenham fans will feel satisfied. The squad is noticeably stronger – even without Bale – than at any point last season, and the signing of Lamela would prove exciting to say the least.
Here we have identified five things you may not know about Tottenham’s latest potential signing.