Tottenham Hotspurs have made two major signings in a bid to strengthen their lineup after the scheduled departure of wonder winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
Argentine attacking midfielder Erik Lamela and Danish midfielder Christian Erikson have both been added to the Spurs roster, becoming the latest additions to the Barclay’s Premier League.
Former Roma player Erik Lamela completed the switch for 30 million Eurors, announced on Wednesday but finalised on Friday on a 5 year deal. Former Tottenham legend Ricky Villa has seen the signing as a stepping stone for Lamela, stating that Lamela will “improve dramatically” at White Hart Lane. Lamela, 21, has played for Roma in 62 official matches, netting 19 times. He has also appeared for the senior Argentina national team 3 times.
Christian Erikson has only announced his transfer, with the 21-year-old confirmed on Friday that a deal will take place. He also becomes the thirst player to sign for Tottenham Hotspurs during this transfer period, with the first being Vlad Chiriches.
“We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Christian Eriksen,” the club confirmed on their official Twitter account.
“Everyone has followed the development of Spurs and it’s something I want to be part of”, the Erikson told the club’s official website.
Christian Erikson, who played for Ajax AMsterdamn, has played a total of 161 games for the Eredevisie club and scored 33 goals in official matches and also won three consecutive Dutch league championships from 2011 to 2013. He has also amassed 37 international caps for the Danish national squad.
Gareth Bale’s switch to Real Madrid which is expected to be announced within the coming days has been rumoured since the very beginning of the transfer period. With the strong attacker leaving the spurs, replacements have been necessary to fill the gap.