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“I think his time at Tottenham is coming to an end” Pundit urges Spurs to get rid of fringe player
By Bruce Grove -

Kevin Phillips reckons that Tottenham should cash in on Erik Lamela after the former AS Roma man broke covid-19 rules and is now struggling to get back in the team.

Lamela has been a fringe player for the club under Jose Mourinho for much of this season, with the Special One only turning to him from the bench.

He has just returned from injury when he was photographed alongside Sergio Reguilon and Manuel Lanzini breaking covid-19 rules over the Christmas holiday.

He has now missed Tottenham’s last three fixtures.

He has a contract with Spurs for the next 18 months, but the club needs to sign new players and Phillips thinks that the best thing to do would be to cash in on him.

He reckons that Mourinho would be more than happy to offload him if the Special One had the chance to do that.

Selling him would help the club create space on their wage bill to bring in another player.

Phillips then adds that he doesn’t even think the attacker is a Mourinho type of player.

He told Football Insider: “If there is an opportunity for Mourinho to offload him in this window, I think he will do it.

“The club would probably like to get him off the wage bill and look to strengthen in other areas. He obviously has not helped himself with that picture but he was a bit-part player anyway.

“I think his time at Tottenham is coming to an end. Is he a Mourinho type player? Probably not.

“I would assume that if an offer is on the table, they will certainly look at moving him on. Whether that be on loan or permanently.”

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England Mike
England Mike
51 seconds ago

He is the true ‘Headless Chicken’.

ministerscat
ministerscat
19 minutes ago

These pundits…………….honestly

  1. He is only not a Mourinho type player due to his constant non attendance.
  2. Our only hope is that he is still thought highly of in Italy so maybe a loan but with his injury record???
sean
sean
1 hour ago

Great work ethic, gets stuck in for a feather weight. If he were shipped out would I miss him. NO.
One too many touches, when the pass is on his head is buried on the ball. Has no right foot, how can you be so heavily reliant on one foot?

Poor return of goals and assists.
Plagued with injuries. How many games has he started in a row?

Paul
Paul
11 hours ago

Yep. A pundit twisted version on what we are seeing. Saying Lamela is not a Jose kind of guys is just pissing in the wind. There are very few games Lamela is healthy and do not play. Does not sound like an outcast to me. Enigma, yes, like Sissoko he does so many things (not always well), but tactically the managers seem to go to them. He pretty much has no real sale value right now. Lucky to get $10M. There are proven quality avaliable for that on the market.

Last edited 11 hours ago by Paul
MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
11 hours ago

Nobody would buy him or loan him, he’s crocked all the time. He’s ours to the bitter end, poor bugger. He works well as an impact sub IMHO, he can stay.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
12 hours ago

Wycombe. John gorman hello mate.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
14 hours ago

Wycombe Wanderers away R4.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
14 hours ago

Everton R5

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
14 hours ago

Away

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
15 hours ago

He’s a strange one ..like somebody said he goes hell for leather on the pitch chucking him self all over the place but leaves the pitch ok…then gets injured in training for weeks and weeks..really odd.
I like his energy on the pitch but he cant be relied up on for any length of time.
I’d get rid..

Dessyspur
Dessyspur
15 hours ago

Save Erik!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
16 hours ago

A career that never really got started because of injury.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
14 hours ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Whilst no denying his work ethic a true enigma who frequently flattered to device!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
14 hours ago

Flattered to deceive

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
12 hours ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

When he sings he sings sweetly with a gravely tone.