Erik Lamela arrives in London to sign for Tottenham
Erik Lamela has arrived in London to complete a £30 million move to Tottenham, while Gareth Bale’s transfer to Real Madrid is far from over.
Having seen their potential target Willian been hijacked by Chelsea, Spurs have wasted no time here and have stepped up their efforts and had been in talks with the Italian club, over the move. While, there was a bit of difference over the fee, Spurs ensured they get their target and raised their offer from £25.5m to ensure they did not lose out on another target.
According to Evening Standard, the 21-year-old winger-cum-forward has been offered a £66,000-a-week contract and Spurs would break their transfer record third time this summer, having paid £17 million on Paulinho and £26 million on striker Roberto Soldado, should the deal go through.
The Argentina international plays mainly on the wings, but is versatile enough to play on all positions in the attacking areas, has scored 15 goals last season for his club and was left out of Roma’s starting XI against Livorno on Sunday.
Spurs would allow Bale to secure his dream move to Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee, but were holding out, as they wanted to secure replacements first.
Bale failed to report for training as requested following a club-authorised break in Marbella. Further, Spurs have received a second bid for the player, in addition to Madrid’s bid, but the identity of the second bidder is yet unknown.
Spurs have ordered Bale to report to training on Tuesday, but no reasons have been given for his failure to report for duty.
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