Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that winger Erik Lamela will not be sold this summer.

The 25-year-old joined from Serie A side Roma for £30 million in 2013 and despite making an impact the move still hasn’t been as successful as the club had hoped.

The news came out this week that the player would need surgery on his hip, which he is travelling to Barcelona for on Saturday.

The injury has kept him out of action since October but with fans suspecting that it was not the only reason he was not being picked for the White Hart Lane side.

However, the Spurs manager has assured fans that Lamela isn’t going anywhere and will still be at Tottenham next term after he has fully recovered.

“He is very happy here. He had a problem, he was desperate to try to find a solution and so was the club,” the coach told the Evening Standard.

“It made me laugh every time I heard the rumours about him leaving as it is impossible for him to think about moving now.”

Lamela has scored 19 times and provided 31 assists in 121 appearances since joining Tottenham.


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