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Tottenham to Sign Erik Lamela From AS Roma In £25million Deal

erik lamela Tottenham to Sign Erik Lamela From AS Roma In £25million Deal

AS Roma has announced that the club has agreed to sell Argentina striker Erik Lamela to Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer fee of £25million with the possibility of the amount increasing to £30million with add-ons.

The Serie A club released an official statement today, which reads:

“AS Roma announces that it has signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur for the outright sale of the rights to the player Erik Lamela in [a deal worth] 30 million euros.

“The agreement also [includes add-on fees], up to a maximum of 5 million euro for bonuses tied to the achievement of part of the Players and the English Club of certain goals.”

Personal terms and a medical will need to be finalized before a deal can be officially announced by Tottenham Hotspur, but if everything goes according to plan, this will be a significant signing by Spurs. Born in Argentina, Lamela is a 21-year-old striker who began his career at River Plate before moving to Italy where he made 62 league appearances for Roma and scored 19 goals.

Meanwhile, AS Roma also announced today that the club has sold Adem Ljajic to Fiorentina for 11 million euros.

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7 Responses to Tottenham to Sign Erik Lamela From AS Roma In £25million Deal

  1. Clampdown says:

    30M pounds for a striker that has scored 19 goals in 62 appearances?

    • Phil Badger says:

      he’s not a striker, he’s a wing forward. Effectively the Bale replacement. He’ll play alongside Soldado, not rotating with Soldado.

    • COYS_USA_D1 says:

      do some research before you post nonsense and make a fool out of yourself

      • Clampdown says:

        Um, huh? The article above says he is a striker and provided the numbers. How am I posting nonsense? It seems like a lot of money. You Spurs fans sure are touchy.

  2. Wych says:

    I have to wonder if this marks the end of Aaron Lennon’s tenure at Spurs.

  3. Stephen says:

    I’ve been watching him in Serie. Already tremendously skilled for a 21 year old and huge upside for the future. Can’t wait to see him up front with Soldado and Townsend or Lennon. Gareth who?

  4. Jason says:

    I admittedly don’t know a great deal about Lamela. With that said, one poster on a THFC posting site who is also an avid Roma supporter likened him to Bale before last year. A very good player with a very high ceiling.

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