While Spurs have been working on new contracts for players, one name has not come up in the many reports surfacing about contract negotiations over the summer: Érik Lamela.
Lamela joined the club in the summer of 2013, and many suspected he was in North London on a deal that would expire at the end of the 2016-17 season, which is why the lack of negotiation would be worrisome.
However, the Independent reports that the Argentine signed a different deal when he joined Spurs three years ago.
Lamela was initially thought, like Eriksen, to have signed a five-year deal that would expire in the summer of 2018, less than two years away. But The Independent has learned that Lamela’s Tottenham future is in fact secured until 2019. His initial four-year deal had two option years which have been activated.
No reports have surfaced about the specifics that led to Lamela’s extension, but what is certain is that the club’s record signing is booked to stay at Spurs until 2019. The Independent added that the club are planning to negotiate a new contract with the player later in the season.