Erik Lamela made me look a bit silly last season.
When Tottenham secured his signature from AS Roma in a club record £30 million deal, I considered it to be a very astute piece of business. There was little doubt in my mind that this enthralling young winger would take the Premier League by storm and I waxed lyrical about his stratospheric potential to plenty.
“Get him in your fantasy football teams, lads. This Lamela is the business.” I still haven’t lived it down.
Lamela’s first season at Spurs was a wholly forgettable one, as the Argentinean faded into obscurity at White Hart Lane. An inability to adapt to the…