Tottenham consider activating contract extension option in Erik Lamela's deal

Tottenham consider activating contract extension option in Erik Lamela's deal

Tottenham Hotspur are considering activating an option to extend Erik Lamela's contract by a year, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Argentina global has recently returned to first team action after spending a year out injured and his performances have caught the eye of Inter Milan.

Lamela's current deal - agreed when he joined Spurs from Roma in August 2013 - is due to expire in summer 2019 but the club can extend it by a further 12 months to tie down the winger until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Lamela, 25, and defender Toby Alderweireld are the only senior members of Mauricio Pochettino's squad not to commit their futures to the club.

According to Calciomercato, Lamela is aware of Inter's interest and is "open to the move", although Spurs are believed to be reluctant to allow their former record signing to leave the club.

The deal has now become a four-plus-two-plus-one, although Spurs are in no rush to activate the one-year extension given Lamela's history of injuries.

But since his latest lay-off he appears to be gradually impressing Pochettino again and was a surprise starter for the 2-2 Champions League draw with Juventus on Tuesday.

Lamela has made 17 appearance for Tottenham this season.

Spurs are back in action on Sunday when they take on Rochdale in the FA Cup. I'm at home here.