Connect with us

ARTICLES

“As simple as that”: Ex-PL striker urges Tottenham to cash in on South American star

Published

on

Noel Whelan urges Tottenham to cash in on Erik Lamela if he is not in Mourinho’s plans

Speaking to Football Insider (h/t Express), former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has claimed that Tottenham should offload Erik Lamela if he is not a regular part of Jose Mourinho’s plans at the club.

The 28-year-old Argentine international has been with Tottenham since 2013, having brought in after Gareth Bale’s sale to Real Madrid. A gifted footballer with an abundance of talent, injuries haven’t really allowed the winger to quite really fulfill his immense potential.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham

Erik Lamela has been unlucky with injuries at Tottenham

Till date, he has racked up 232 appearances for Spurs, bagging 35 goals and 47 assists so far. However, over the course of his seven-year stint, Lamela has spent a lot of time out on the sidelines. In fact, the former AS Roma man is currently out on the treatment tables recovering from an injury.

And Whelan has claimed that if the winger isn’t going to be a regular under Jose Mourinho at the club, Tottenham would be better off cashing in on him at the earliest. (h/t Express)

While the ex-Leeds man admits that it would be a ‘catch 22’ situation considering the things can Lamela do when on song, he says having him in the side to just come off the bench and play a bit-part role isn’t worth it. (h/t Express)

“If he’s not in Jose Mourinho’s plans and they feel they want a fresher person in that position, then you do have to cash in. It’s as simple as that. If you want to get some money for him the best way would be to cash in at the end of the season.”

What next for Erik Lamela?

What next for Erik Lamela?

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Lamela, for his qualities, remains an injury-prone player. With the Argentine set to enter the final year of his contract next summer, the time might be right to cut him loose.

Spurs Transfer News

ARTICLES28 mins ago

Not Kane and Son – Former Tottenham star names this duo to have a key role in Spurs title bid

Hugo Lloris and Gareth Bale backed to have a key role in Tottenham Hotspur title bid Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur...

Dominik Szoboszlai has been tearing it up in Austria (Getty Images) Dominik Szoboszlai has been tearing it up in Austria (Getty Images)
ARTICLES19 hours ago

Tottenham face fresh competition from European giants for 20-year-old midfield star

Tottenham face Atletico Madrid competition for Dominik Szoboszlai According to a report from Eurosport, as relayed by Daily Mail, Tottenham...

Spurs have winners in the dressing room Spurs have winners in the dressing room
ARTICLES19 hours ago

“Signs don’t look great”: Ex-PL striker tips Tottenham to cut short loan deal for marquee summer signing

Darren Bent tips Tottenham to cut short Gareth Bale loan deal Speaking on talkSPORT, as relayed by the Express, former...

Jose Mourinho praises selfless Dele Alli after Tottenham Hotspur win over Ludogorets Jose Mourinho praises selfless Dele Alli after Tottenham Hotspur win over Ludogorets
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Jose Mourinho delivers message to out-of-favour Tottenham star ahead of January window

Jose Mourinho delivers a message for Dele Alli ahead of January transfer window Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead...

Paulo Gazzaniga Paulo Gazzaniga
ARTICLES21 hours ago

Report: Tottenham to listen to offers for out-of-favour star in January

Tottenham to listen to offers for Paulo Gazzaniga in January According to a report from Football.london, Tottenham Hotspur will be...

Ben White is a product of the Brighton academy Ben White is a product of the Brighton academy
ARTICLES2 days ago

Transfer News: Tottenham monitoring on 23-year-old Premier League star wanted by arch-rivals

Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United keeping tabs on Ben White According to a report from Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur are closely...

Duch striker Wout Weghorst has opened up on how close he came to joining Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer Duch striker Wout Weghorst has opened up on how close he came to joining Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham still keeping tabs on 28-year-old summer target; could be available in January

Tottenham still monitoring Vfl Wolsburg striker Wout Weghorst According to a report from Football 365 (h/t Football.london), Tottenham Hotspur still...

Gian Marco Ferrari is a target for Tottenham (Getty Images) Gian Marco Ferrari is a target for Tottenham (Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur interested in 28-year-old Serie A star ahead of January window

Tottenham eyeing January swoop for Sassuolo star Gian Marco Ferrari According to a report from 90min.com, as carried by Football.london,...

Davinson Sanchez Davinson Sanchez
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur ace urged to assess his options ahead of January transfer window

Davinson Sanchez urged to assess his options ahead of January by Kevin Phillips Speaking to Football Insider, as relayed by...

Christian Eriksen Christian Eriksen
ARTICLES2 days ago

Report reveals Mourinho’s reaction to being offered a chance to sign former Tottenham favourite

Jose Mourinho has no interest in re-signing Christian Eriksen According to a report from Football Insider, as relayed by Football.london,...