Erik Lamela set for return to Serie A with Tottenham exit looming large


Erik Lamela set for return to Serie A with Tottenham exit looming large
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Plenty of reports have linked Erik Lamela with a possible exit from Tottenham Hotspur, with the Argentine winger being set for a return to Italy.


Reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Last Word on Spurs that Lamela could be set to leave Tottenham in the summer transfer window, with the 28-year-old struggling with fitness this season.


Lamela has managed just two Premier League starts so far this season, and Romano has stated that Lamela would love to return to Italy.


The club that he is being heavily linked with is AS Roma, the club he left to join Spurs back in 2013 for £25.8 million.


Whilst an exit in January is very unlikely, this situation could be set to change in the summer, with his lack of starts being seen as an issue.


Whilst Lamela struggled initially when he joined Spurs, regularly playing and becoming a favourite with the fans, playing his best football during the 2014/15 and the 2015/16 seasons.


Lamela was a regular in the Spurs side over the last two seasons, but he has struggled for form this season, with injuries also playing a big part in his omission from the squad.


The Argentine is contracted to the club until 2022, yet Romano claimed that he could leave the club beforehand, saying "I am told that he would love to come back to Italy where he was with Roma. But at the moment, there is no Italian club looking for a winger, so I think next summer he will leave Tottenham."


Lamela has played in 13 games in all competitions so far this season, with his only two goals coming in a UEFA Europa League qualifying game against Shkendija, and a Carabao Cup Fourth Round game against Chelsea.