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Daniel Levy has been told to offload Erik Lamela during the January transfer window, as it is obvious that the 28-year-old doesn’t feature in Jose Mourinho’s plans, according to Noel Whelan. Lamela has made 10 appearances during this season as he has started just two Premier League games.
During this summer transfer window, Mourinho’s side signed Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius on loan in order to strengthen the team.
Former Leeds United striker Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s been at Tottenham a hell of a long time now, Erik Lamela, and he’s always been one of these players that is a go-to from the bench.
“He’s had short spells when he’s been a starter in the side, more so with Mauricio Pochettino.
“Now he’s the sort of player that, on his day, can be a world beater. He can score great goals, he’s fantastic with the ball on the deck, great pace, good eye for a pass.
“It’s a catch 22 situation.
“If he’s desperately needed by Jose Mourinho, then they should think about getting a new contract on the table for him.
“If he’s not in Jose Mourinho’s plans and they feel they want a fresher person in that position, then you do have to cash in. It’s as simple as that.
“Lamela has still got a lot to offer a football team and could get regular game time so you’ll get more money from him now then in another year’s time.
“If you want to get some money for him the best way would be to cash in at the end of the season.”
source – Express
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