White Hart Lane side make big money offer for Argentine youngster.
Tottenham have reportedly made a €35m (£30m) offer for young Roma forward Erik Lamela according to Futbol Mercado.
The 21 year old Argentine had a breakthrough season at the Stadio Olimpico last term, during which he netted 15 goals in 33 Serie A appearances and the adaptable youngster, who can play out wide or in an orthodox central striking role, could perhaps be a signing Andre Villas-Boas is lining up to replace Real Madrid target Gareth Bale.
One would have to wonder if the White Hart Lane side could afford to make such a massive, club record, offer for Lamela without funds from any potential sale of prized asset Bale, especially when you consider the North London side have already forked out £50m to bring in Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado.
Villas-Boas could well do with further attacking additions, regardless of Bale’s fate, as both Emmanuel Adebayor, and to a lesser extent Jermain Defoe, struggled for form for portions of the last campaign.
Lamela moved to the Italian capital in a deal worth around £10m in August 2011 and has made a total of 66 appearances for Roma, scoring 21 goals and providing 12 assists, the Buenos Aires born forward has two national team caps to his name.