Tottenham Hotspur are set to offer Erik Lamela a new contract after an excellent start to the new season, The Mirror report.

The Argentina international was brought to White Hart Lane following the sale of Gareth Bale in 2013 and had a shaky start to life in England due to consistent injuries.

However, Lamela has thrived since the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino at the North London club and is now a regular starter for Spurs.

The South American attacking midfielder has endeared himself to the White Hart Lane faithful with his work rate and was an essential part of the team that finished third last season.

Lamela has begun this term the way he finished the last and scored Spurs’ equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Everton on the Premier League’s opening day.

The Argentinian is now deemed as a critical player in Pochettino’s plans and as such is reportedly set to be offered a new deal – despite having three years remaining on his current contract.

Lamela maintained a place in the Spurs team to face Crystal Palace at the weekend, despite Vincent Janssen being added to the starting XI, with Dele Alli dropping to the bench instead.

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