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Tottenham considering Erik Lamela contract extension - sources

Tottenham considering Erik Lamela contract extension - sources
From ESPN - February 15, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur are considering activating an option to extend Erik Lamela's contract by a year, sources have told ESPN FC.

Lamela's current deal -- agreed when he joined Spurs from Roma in August 2013 -- is due to expire in summer 2019 but the club can extend it by a further 12 months to tie down the winger until the end of the 2019-20 season.

He and Toby Alderweireld are the only senior players at Spurs not to sign a long-term contract since the start of last season, and if the club choose to exercise their option, it would alleviate doubts about Lamela's future amid interest from other clubs in the Premier League and in Italy.

Lamela signed a four-year contract worth around 65,000 a week with the option of two additional years when he joined Spurs in a then-club-record deal worth up to 30 million.

The deal has now become a four-plus-two-plus-one, although Spurs are in no rush to activate the one-year extension given Lamela's history of injuries.

The 25-year-old Argentina international was sidelined from October 2016 until November 2017 with chronic problems in both hips and Spurs are conscious that in four and a half years at the club, he has missed a year and a half through injury.

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