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Tottenham forward makes worrying comments about future to South American media

Speaking to Argentine website TYCSports, Erik Lamela has revealed plans to leave Tottenham Hotspur.

The South American attacker, who has shone this season as Spurs have claimed an unexpected top-three finish, has admitted that while he doesn’t want to leave North London this summer, he is planning to move on in a year’s time.

“I’m very comfortable [at Tottenham],” the international midfielder began. “I will stay here for one more year.

“Hopefully the players will stay to improve and win  some titles. This year we may have failed, but we’re close and we’re going to play in the Champions League.”

The 24-year-old initially struggled to impress after moving to White Hart Lane from AS Roma for a reported £29.9 million [including add-ons, as per BBC Sport].

However, the ex-River Plate attacker has shone this season, proving to be a key figure in Mauricio Pochettino’s exceptional Spurs side.

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Lamela has scored four goals in the league and contributed nine assists this term, dazzling on either flank and in the hole.

Consecutive draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea, as well as a defeat at the hands of Southampton at the weekend ultimately ended Spurs’ title aspirations, but they have secured a spot in the Champions League group stage after Arsenal and Manchester City drew 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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