Transfer news: Erik Lamela wants to quit Tottenham, his father reveals
£30m winger could be set for an early loan switch away from Spurs
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Tottenham's record signing Erik Lamela is looking for a way out of White Hart Lane, his father has told Italian media.
The 21-year-old only joined Spurs in the summer, under Andre-Villas-Boas, for £30m but has made just nine appearances for the club.
Despite new manager Tim Sherwood previously rubbishing speculation that the former Roma man could leave on loan this month, Jose Lamela says his son is indeed looking to leave.
"Erik is not happy and wants to go back to Italy," he told the Italian press.
"He has been linked with Lazio, but I don’t know anything about this. Could he re-join Roma? I don’t know.
"Tottenham does not want him to leave in January."
Lamela has been linked with a series of European clubs since his unhappiness came to light. Inter Milan were believed to be keen on a loan-move but are yet to submit an official approach.
Sherwood also denied rumours this morning that he was interested in bringing Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott to Tottenham.
He said: "I don't think we need players here. We need to get them fit, the ones we have got, and then if anyone springs up who could really make us better, our 11, then possibly we will go in.
"I think the club have always backed their managers and I don't think they will be different with me, but I really think we are fine once we get everyone fit.
"We are just looking in that treatment room and seeing if it can empty a little bit and when it does we can assess what we need and what we might need."
Latest in Sport
Toni Kroos admits switch to Manchester United is 'a possibility for me'
Bayern Munich 1 Arsenal 1 - player ratings: Who scored highest for the Gunners – Mesut Ozil or Lukas Podolski?
The 10 funniest football chants revealed, with poll naming West Ham supporters as 'wittiest in the country'
Bayern Munich 1 Arsenal 1: Arjen Robben accused of being a 'very good diver' by Arsene Wenger after Gunners exit Champions League
Ian Wright breaks down in ITV documentary charting his rise to Arsenal and England striker
- 1 Hells of residence: Inside Macedonia's horrifying student accommodation - where the walls are green and the food is black
- 2 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 3 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 4 Rampaging elephant smashes up house but then 'saves crying baby trapped under debris'
- 5 Ian Wright breaks down in ITV documentary charting his rise to Arsenal and England striker
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised