Roma forward Erik Lamela set to complete €30m move to Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur are set to secure the signing of Erik Lamela from AS Roma for a fee of €30million, the Italian club has announced.

The north Londoners have been tracking the 21-year-old for some time and look finally to have clinched his transfer after the Italian capital club confirmed an agreement had been reached.

A statement 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 euros in bonuses related to the achievements of the player and the English club.”

Lamela joined Roma from River Plate in the summer of 2011 and has scored 19 league goals in his two seasons at the Stadio Olimpico.

The forward, who has been capped three times by Argentina, will go some to helping fill the gap which will be left by Gareth Bale when the Welshman finally completes his protracted £86million move to Real Madrid.

The Argentinian joins Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli in Spurs manger Andre Villas-Boas’ new-look squad.