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Tottenham star Erik Lamela wanted by Bologna in summer transfer as Italian club chief CONFIRMS approach for midfielder


TOTTENHAM star Erik Lamela is wanted by Bologna, the Italian club’s chief has confirmed.

The Argentine is in his eighth season with the North Londoners, having joined from AS Roma in 2013.

Erik Lamela has played 251 times for Spurs

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Erik Lamela has played 251 times for SpursCredit: Reuters

But the man that brought him to the Italian capital from South America two years prior, now wants to reunite with the Argentine at his current club Bologna.

Club director Walter Sabatini, 65, said: “Erik Lamela is a potential target.

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“We’re trying to see if there are chances to sign Lamela from Spurs – and it’s not sure.

“We’ll see.”

Lamela, 29, scored 21 goals and laid on 13 assists during two seasons with Roma, convincing Spurs to spend £25.8million on him following Gareth Bale’s departure.

A tumultuous, rollercoaster eight years have followed, with Lamela experiencing glorious highs and grim lows in a Tottenham shirt.

The Argentine has had to endure horrendous injury issues, missing 13 months between October 2016 and November 2017 with a hip issue.

But he has also produced moments of outstanding quality, most recently including his ingenious rabona against Arsenal.

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Lamela, 29, is capable of the sublime

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Lamela, 29, is capable of the sublimeCredit: Reuters
Walter Sabatini, 65 brought Lamela to AS Roma in 2011

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Walter Sabatini, 65 brought Lamela to AS Roma in 2011Credit: Getty

Lamela’s work rate can never be doubted either, often being seen flying into sliding tackles.

But he is set for talks with Spurs regarding his future, as his contract will enter its final 12 months in the summer.

Lamela has made 251 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring 37 times, including efforts against Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as a hat-trick against AS Monaco – while providing 47 assists.

He has also won 25 caps for his country, featuring at two Copa Americas, and scoring three times alongside Lionel Messi and Co.

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Lamela signed for Spurs for £25.8m in 2013

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Lamela signed for Spurs for £25.8m in 2013
The Argentine played his best football under former boss Mauricio Pochettino

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The Argentine played his best football under former boss Mauricio PochettinoCredit: Reuters

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