Tottenham Hotspur are ready to let Erik Lamela leave the club this summer. That is according to a report from the Daily Star, who suggest Daniel Levy sees the Argentine as a dispensable member of the current first-team.
The report claims that Spurs could be looking to sell the former club-record signing for £20 million this summer.
It would allow Spurs room in their wage bill to bring in Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer, with the Brazilian likely to command a £120,000-a-week wage packet.
But with Lamela, Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Ryan Sessegnon, and Moussa Sissoko all capable out wide, Willian will not be signed unless one of them is on the move, with Lamela seemingly set to make way.
Lamela has struggled to maintain his fitness during his spell at Tottenham with numerous lengthy spells on the sidelines.
Signed as a replacement for Gareth Bale, he has not lived up to that billing during his time in North London.
However, he is a very popular player with the Tottenham fanbase because of his work-rate on the pitch and ability to turn up in important games.
But if Tottenham can receive £20 million for the player it would appear they are ready to move him on and turn to Willian instead.
It may not be a popular move with Spurs fans, but at £20 million, Tottenham would be getting a good deal for the injury-prone 28-year-old.