Serie A - Roma confirm sale of Lamela to Tottenham

AS Roma have confirmed the sale of Erik Lamela to Tottenham Hotspur for €30m (£25.75m) raising to €35m with bonuses.

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Erik Lamela of Argentina and Roma (AFP)

The Argentine youngster has been heavily linked with a switch to Spurs this summer as a replacement for the Real Madrid-bound Gareth Bale.

The 21-year-old scored 15 goals in 33 Serie A matches last season, also providing five assists.

Lamela is known for his exceptional pace and dribbling ability and much like Bale can play either on the wing or as a secondary forward.

He joined Roma from River Plate in August 2011 for fee thought to be €12m, rising to €20m 

He has been capped three times by Argentina.

Having sold Lamela to Spurs, Roma then confirmed the arrival of Adem Ljajic from Fiorentina for €11m + €4m in bonuses.

Roma confirmed both deals in statements to the Italian Stock Exchange.

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