Italian champions Juventus have been offered the chance to sign Tottenham playmaker Erik Lamela this summer, according to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato.
The Italian giants made it to the Champions League final last season and boss Massimiliano Allegri is looking to build an even stronger squad.
Lamela has struggled to adapt to life in English football since a £30million move to White Hart Lane from Roma in 2013. He was seen as a player capable of replacing the craft and goals of the outgoing Gareth Bale.
However, the 23-year-old underwhelmed in his first season at the club as injuries and lack of form hampered his campaign. Last season he was a regular starter scoring five goals in 46 appearances.
Lamela made his name in European football in Serie A with Juventus’ rivals Roma. While in the Italian top-flight he established himself as one of the brightest young players in world football. He was then reportedly scouted by some of the biggest clubs in European football.
He is still highly-rated in Italy despite not setting the Premier League alight. The club from north London are not believed to be interested in selling Lamela, but could be persuaded to part with the attacker if they could bring in the vast majority of the transfer fee they paid.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has already revealed that he will not have a big transfer kitty this summer, so an extra £30million in the transfer coffers would mean he could sign a better quality of player.
Will Juventus sign Erik Lamela this summer?