Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are wondering just where on earth everything went wrong, as their meals this evening have been interrupted by reports another key player could be on the way out.
Spanish outlet Fichajes state that AS Roma want to bring Erik Lamela back to the club as a potential replacement for key-midfielder Miralim Pjanic, who is reported to be on his way out this summer.
23-year-old Lamela was one of many disappointing signings made with the huge funds received from Gareth Bale’s sale in 2013 but the midfielder has improved dramatically under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
However, Lamela will never fulfil his potential at White Hart Lane if Roma get their way as it’s stated the Italian giants want the player to return to the club where he made his name.
Roma’s chances could depend on whether they emerge successful in the agonisingly close chase for Champions League football next term, as Lamela may have to give up his chance of playing in Europe’s elite competition for a move back to Italy.
Our landlord thinks Tottenham will fight tooth and nail to keep Lamela, though he admits Roma’s interest may prove to be dangerous.
Spurs fans, would you sell Lamela this summer? Let us know in the comments below!