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Erik Lamela keen to extend Tottenham Hotspur contract

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Lamela’s contract doesn’t expire until 2019, but that’s not stopping him from saying how much he loves being a Spurs player.

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Will Erik Lamela be the latest Tottenham Hotspur player to put pen to paper and sign a new contract with Spurs? He’d certainly like to. In comments to Tom Collomosse in the Evening Standard, Lamela says that he’s happy at Spurs and would love to extend his deal to keep him at White Hart Lane.

"I would like to [sign a new deal] because I am very happy here. I feel part of this team, which is improving. I have a group of excellent teammates and I feel very good around them.

"It would make me happy to play for more years in this shirt. Will I be the next to sign? Let's hope so. At the moment I am thinking only of playing and about Saturday's game against Leicester."

Collomosse hints that Lamela’s been in negotiations with the club, but there isn’t really any rush for him to sign a new deal at Spurs -- he’s currently under contract until 2019 after the club triggered an option in his original contract to extend for another two years. The Standard says that he’s currently making £65,000/week, which would put him towards the top of Spurs’ current wage structure, though with the raft of recent contract extensions this summer and fall, I’m sure he’d love to make a little more bank.

Still, it’s nice to know that Lamela loves being a Tottenham player and wants to stay as long as possible.