Argentina international arrives in London to complete switch.
Roma winger Erik Lamela has arrived in London to complete a £30m switch to Tottenham, according to the London Evening Standard.
Italian media claim the deal will be announced by Spurs on Tuesday, although the Standard believes Spurs hope to conclude the club record move before Thursday’s Europa League clash with Dinamo Tblisi.
The North London outfit have been in negotiations with Roma for a fortnight but stepped up their interest in the Argentina international after Chelsea hi-jacked their move for Willian.
Spurs upped their initial £25.5m offer to ensure they did not miss out on another target, while the 21-year-old is set to earn £66,000-a-week at White Hart Lane.
The Argentine was brought to Europe by Spurs director of football Franco Baldini, who signed Lamela for Roma from River Plate in summer 2011.
The winger scores 15 goals in 35 Serie A appearances last term and his arrival will mark the third time this summer Spurs have broken their record transfer fee, with Paulinho (£17m) and Roberto Soldado (£26m) having already arrived.
The news was confirmed by Goal.com chief reporter, Wayne Veysey:
— Wayne Veysey (@wayneveysey) August 27, 2013