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Erik Manuel Lamela

22-Year-Old Midfielder     Tottenham Hotspur  Premier


Birthdate:  March 4, 1992    Birthplace:  Florida (Buenos Aires)    Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  174 lbs    

August 24, 2014    Erik Manuel Lamela News

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Lamela was dominant Sunday, grabbing two assists in the 4-0 blowout over QPR.

Lamela was the creator all day for Spurs, and he looks to be a true talent. Keep an eye on him, as he may breakout and grab assists all season long. Don't be afraid to stick him in your lineups as his value may be the lowest it'll be all season.

Erik Manuel Lamela: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 12, 2014

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Lamela is not expected to play again this season due to his ongoing thigh injury, reports. "He's probably not going to play this season," manager Tim Sherwood said Friday. "He's been out a very long time; he's going to need a pre-season before he can play.

Lamela, who came over from AS Roma in a €30 million transfer last summer, has been the definition of a disappointment, with injuries stealing most of his season. He has appeared in only nine Premier League games this season, recording one assist, which came back on September 22 against Cardiff, and zero goals.

February 7, 2014

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Manager Tim Sherwood indicated Friday that he has no idea when Lamela (thigh/back) will be able to return, according to the Tottenham Journal. “He’s injured. He’s had a thigh injury and he’s got a niggle in his back. “They [the medical staff] keep monitoring the situation and I keep asking from an update, and they keep telling me that we’ll just have to investigate a little bit further. Hopefully we’re making progress, I couldn’t put a time on it."

Lamela has been an incredibly big disappointment for Spurs, after the club paid €30 million to AS Roma for his transfer last summer. He has appeared in only nine Premier League games, with his last appearance coming back on December 29, and he's taken only eight shots all season. A continued absence from multiple injuries is surely not helping his cause in the eyes of Sherwood, who has gotten comfortable with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor up front.

January 6, 2014

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Lamela continues to be sidelined with a thigh strain, and is unlikely to play this weekend against Crystal Palace, according to London 24. Manager Tim Sherwood said "Lamela is still injured... We are not sure how long he will be - we just want to build him up gradually."

Lamela has been a disappointment so far for Tottenham this year, after the club spent nearly €30 million for him this past summer. He'll have to work his way into the starting XI to make any sort of impact in most fantasy leagues.

August 30, 2013

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Lamela moves over from Serie A club AS Roma, who received an estimated €30 million for his services. He should fit right into the Spurs attack and has the potential to be a very solid fantasy producer at only 21-years of age.

August 28, 2013

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Lamela is expected to sign with Tottenham shortly after the club agreed to pay AS Roma €30 million for his services, the BBC reports. If Lamela reaches certain performance targets with Spurs, Roma could receive an additional €5 million.

Lamela is another acquisition by Tottenham, who are clearly choosing to spend the money they're set to receive from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, instead of holding onto it for future use. The 21-year old midfielder scored 15 goals in Serie A action last season and was thought to be a centerpiece of Roma's future. Now, he'll try to be the same for Tottenham.

August 26, 2013

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Lamela is expected to travel to London on Monday ahead of a meeting with Tottenham over a potential £30 million move from AS Roma, the Daily Mail reports.

Lamela did not play in Roma's match against Livorno on Sunday, potentially due to the possibility of the transfer to Spurs. The Argentine was very good last season, scoring 15 times in Serie A play. Spurs have shown consistent interest in the midfielder and it appears a deal could be close. That is, as long as Chelsea don't come in with any last minute bids.

August 20, 2013

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Lamela, according to his agent, is not close to joining Tottenham, ESPN FC reports.

Lamela was linked to Spurs as a possible replacement for Gareth Bale, but it appears the North London club has focused their efforts on signing Brazilian winger Willian instead.