Report: Erik Lamela to train with River Plate before pre-season

Erik Lamela will reportedly spend time with River Plate this summer in an attempt to return to full fitness.

Erik Lamela has reportedly decided to spend the beginning of the summer training with River Plate in an attempt to return to full fitness.

Tottenham Hotspur's record signing endured a difficult first season in England after joining from Roma for a club-record fee, with injuries disrupting the majority of his campaign.

According to The Telegraph, Lamela is making plans to be fully fit for the start of pre-season training as he looks to become a regular under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The 22-year-old is believed to have agreed to go on a fitness programme, which will include spending some of the summer working with River's youth squads.

Spurs will be in regular contact with fitness coaches working with the winger in Argentina before welcoming Lamela back for preparations ahead of the new season in July.

Lamela was only able to make nine appearances in his first Premier League campaign.

Fraser Forster of Celtic kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Juventus and Celtic at Juventus Arena on March 6, 2013
Read Next:
Spurs eye Forster as Lloris replacement?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account