Lamela: I never wanted to leave Tottenham

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Erik Lamela: Claims he never wanted to leave Spurs

Erik Lamela insists he has always wanted to stay at Tottenham and would have shunned the likes of Marseille, Inter Milan and Roma.

The Argentine forward has been persistently linked with a Spurs exit after two disaapointing years at White Hart Lane following his £25.8million move from Roma.

Inter were strong favourites to sign the 23-year-old during the summer, but having found form this season, Lamela denies that he wanted to return to Italy and has always been focused on being a success at Spurs.

“Ever since I got here, people have spoken about me leaving,” Lamela told the Evening Standard. “They said it the first year, the second year and now in the third.

“But I didn’t speak because there was nothing to say. My mind has always been here at Tottenham.

“Would I have moved to Marseille, Inter, back to Roma? No — I have always wanted to stay here and I have always made that clear.

“It’s something I’ve said to my team-mates, to the club, to everyone. I feel good here, I like it. I am very happy. I feel I’ve adapted and my team-mates make me feel at home.”

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