Tottenham transfers: Roma confirm Erik Lamela deal

Tottenham transfers: Roma confirm Argentine Erik Lamela is set to join River Plate in a €30m (£26m) deal

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Roma have confirmed Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela is set to join Tottenham Hotspur in a €30m (£26m) deal.

The north London side had been heavily linked with a move for the 21-year-old as Spurs talisman Gareth Bale edged towards a world-record £86m move to Real Madrid.

Lamela, who has been capped three times by Argentina, scored 15 goals in 33 Serie A appearances for Roma last term in his second season Italy’s top flight.

And i Giallorosso confirmed the playmaker is set to move to White Hart Lane in a deal which could potentially rise to €35m (£30m).

A statement from the Serie A outfit read: “AS Roma gives notice that it has agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for the outright sale of Erik Lamela for a fee of €30m.

“The agreement contains the recognition of a corresponding variable fee, up to a maximum of €5m, for bonuses linked to the player’s achievements of certain sporting objectives.”

Lamela scored 19 goals in 62 Serie A appearances after moving to the Italian capital from River Plate in 2011.

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