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Spurs boss responds to rumours of Lamela loan exit

15:09 10 January 2014

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela

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Tim Sherwood insists Erik Lamela will not be leaving Tottenham on loan this month, but he admits he only intends play the Argentine “when he’s ready to perform”.

There has been speculation about Lamela’s future this week after his father told Fox Sports Radio del Plata: “Erik is not happy and he wants to go back to Italy.”

A loan move away from White Hart Lane has been mooted, but Sherwood is adamant that will not be happening.

“He has a big future here, he won’t be leaving on loan in this transfer window,” said the head coach.

“We know what a talented player Erik is and we do also understand how players need time to settle. He needs time to acclimatise to this country.

“He doesn’t speak English and isn’t used to the pace of the games, especially over the Christmas period when they come thick and fast.

“He’s not 100 per cent fit. He’s still feeling fatigued in one of his thighs so we were very cautious with him. We don’t want that to turn into a real injury problem.

“We’re going to take it nice and steady with him. I really want to put him on the stage when he’s ready to perform, rather than let people judge him when he’s half-cocked.”

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