Lamela is looking forward to his career at Tottenham but felt he had to leave Roma because the Italian club “lacked ambition”.
New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela has claimed that his former club, Roma, “lacked ambition”, making it easy for him to leave the Italian capital for White Hart Lane, Goal.com reports.
Roma announced earlier on Monday that they had a agreed a £25.7 million deal with Tottenham for Lamela, with £4.3 million being paid to the Italian in performance related bonuses.
Lamela has said that he is excited to start his new life with Tottenham but also said that while he said he was proud to have represented Roma, he also felt that their was “something missing” at the Stadio Olimpico.
“Perhaps I wasn’t able to express all I could’ve and wanted to do here,” Lamela told ANSA.
“It’s also true that there was something missing for the whole team”.
“I am proud to have played for Roma and hope one day to return.”
“As for myself, now I hope to do well with Tottenham in London. I am ready. I want to thank and salute the fans who always behaved well with me. I embrace them all. They will always be in my heart.”
Lamela is one of the most highly rated young wingers currently playing in Europe and many pundits feel that the Argentine has brought to Tottenham to replace Gareth Bale, who looks set to join Real Madrid sometime before the end of the transfer window.