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Tottenham Hotpsur bid for Argentinian striker Erik Lamela is accepted

Updated: Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 20:05 | Comments

Erik Lamela is set to move to Tottenham Hotspur Christian Eriksen has just one year left on his current contract
Erik Lamela is set to move to Tottenham Hotspur Christian Eriksen has just one year left on his current contract

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Tottenham are to set to sign Argentinian forward Erik Lamela from Roma after the Serie A club accepted a bid of €30million.

The 21-year-old has scored 19 league goals in two seasons with the Italian capital club and, should his move to White Hart Lane go through, he will help fill the gap left by Gareth Bale should he complete a world-record €100m move to Real Madrid.

A statement published on Roma's official website read: "Roma announce they have signed a contract with Tottenham for the outright sale of the playing rights of Erik Lamela, in exchange for 30million euros.

"The agreement also includes the obligation to pay €5million in bonuses related to the achievements of the player and the English club."

Meanwhile, Tottenham have been given permission to speak to Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to the Dutch club.

Chairman Daniel Levy was in Amsterdam today to discuss the possibility of signing the Danish midfielder, who has just one year left on his current contract, and it appears that the talks have progressed well.

"Yes, Levy was here and Eriksen has been given permission to speak to Tottenham," Ajax director of football Marc Overmars told De Telegraaf.

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