Register Login Scores

International

Bale Replacement Wants To Go Back

Erik Lamela’s father has revealed that his son is not happy at Tottenham Hotspur and “wants to go back to Italy”.

The 21-year-old joined Tottenham at the beginning of the season for €23m, and was supposed to fill the gap left by Gareth Bale, but has not been able to settle in at White Hart Lane yet.

In the Premier League, Lamela only started three games and came on as a substitute six times so far and is yet to score his first Premier League goal.

With five starts, one goal and three assist in six games, his Europa League stats look a bit better, but they can hardly satisfy a player who scored 15 goals for Roma last season.

Lamela’s stakes have not much improved after Tim Sherwood took over as Tottenham manager and his father has told Italian media that his son is missing life in Seria A.

“Erik is not happy and wants to go back to Italy,” Jose Lamela said.

“He has been linked with Lazio, but I don’t know anything about this. Could he re-join Roma? I don’t know.”

“Tottenham does not want him to leave in January.”

Will Lamela join a long list of international players who have failed to live up to expectations in the Premier League or can he find his form in the second half of the season?

Spurs Held On Boxing Day

Spurs Leapfrog United

AVB Gets R270m From Chelsea and Spurs

17 comments

Top 5

Hunt’s U-Turn As Surprise Chippa Exit Looms?

22 Sep 13, 2021 04:09 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Club Wants To Sign Messi?

1 Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Messi Unhappy In Paris?

20 Sep 16, 2021 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Dr Drip: Doc Khumalo’s PUMA Swag

39 Sep 16, 2021 09:34 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Ronaldo Breaks Zlatan's Incredible Record

4 Sep 20, 2021 09:28 AM in Cadbury

Defender Leaves Chiefs, Joins New Club

66 Sep 13, 2021 04:40 PM in DSTVPEP

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Kapinga Latest From Downs…

16 Sep 13, 2021 11:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Why Mabasa Is A Finisher And Not A Substitute

22 Sep 13, 2021 12:51 PM in Orlando Pirates