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Published: 14:30 | 11/4/16

Lamela ready to sign new Spurs deal

Argentine signed five-year contract in 2013

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela says he is keen to sign a new deal with the Premier League title hopefuls.

The Argentine, who signed a five-year deal with Tottenham in August 2013 after 67 appearances and 21 goals for the Italian side, is already one of the highest earners at White Hart Lane.

Lamela has scored ten times, including a Europa League hat-trick against Monaco in December, and registered seven assists for Tottenham this season, following a disappointing first two years in North London.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino reportedly considered selling the 24-year-old last summer, and Lamela is grateful that a potential move to either Marseille or Inter Milan did not materialise.

When asked whether he wanted to sign a new, long-term deal with Spurs, Lamela told IBTimesUK: "Yes, obviously. But the truth is that I know nothing about this because I have not talked to anyone about this. My father and my agent [deals with contracts] but I just think about the next game and to stay focused on football."

"I always had my head in this club. There was much talk at the beginning of the season that I could leave but I felt that I owed something to the Tottenham fans. This year, thank God, things have changed a lot for me and I hope the improvement continues next season."

Lamela hopes that manager Pochettino, defender Jan Vertonghen and playmaker Christian Eriksen will also sign new deals with the club.

"I hope that everyone can renew and stay here because it is pleasant to train and play with these players," he added.

"All are very important in this team. Even those who do not play and those who don't make the bench. The team is very united, the people who work at the club are also key. They are all very important for us to be working as we are doing on the pitch."

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