The White Hart Lane man has failed to replicate the form that earned him a big-money move to North London, and could be the latest under-performing player to leave Tottenham this summer.
Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino has been working to trim his expansive squad, and has already offloaded Paulinho, Lewis Holtby, Etienne Capoue, Younes Kaboul and Benjamin Stambouli so far this summer.
Erik Lamela’s return of just two goals in 38 Premier League appearances is fairly woeful, even if you take into account the South American has primarily been used in a wide-attacking role. The 23-year-old hasn’t come close to justifying the club-record £30 million fee Tottenham paid for the player two years ago [via the Daily Mail].
Last season, Pochettino was overly reliant on Harry Kane to provide an end product, luckily the England man didn’t disappoint, with the likes of Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor barely registering on the goal-scoring front.
Pochettino also has a fair few wide-attacking option to select from with Nacer Chadli proving very effective whilst Andros Townsend at least proving himself at national team level, if not while in Tottenham colours.
Spurs are already believed to be lining up replacements for their departing offensive stars, with Ashley Young [Express], Yannick Bolasie [Mirror] and Saido Berahino [Telegraph] all having been linked with a move to White Hart Lane.