Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 14
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Update: Saturday, April 19
Tottenham Hotspur management are pressuring Tim Sherwood to push Erik Lamela back into the team, per Matt Law at the Telegraph.
Forcing a half-fit Lamela on to the field to give Spurs supporters false hope is a terrible idea.
What if Lamela gets injured again?
Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood revealed right-sided attacking midfielder Erik Lamela will not play again until next season.
"He [Lamela] has been out for a very long time, so he is going to need a pre-season before he can play again," Sherwood said, per ESPN. "Hopefully he is using this time to learn English and that will stand him in good stead when he comes back."
The latter sentence from Sherwood indicates Lamela's inability to communicate in English has been a significant barrier to the Argentine international making a smooth transition to England.
Lamela, a £30 million signing, has not scored in the Premier League this season.
Veltman is a technically proficient ball-playing defender and completes 88.9 percent of his 82.3 passes per game, per WhoScored.com.
Even if Younes Kaboul's contract is not renewed, Veltman will be competing with Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson and Vlad Chiriches for a starting centre-back role.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood will not give up his role as Spurs manager.
"I don't know what's going to happen," Sherwood said, per John Percy at the Telegraph. "It's an honour and I want to continue it [managerial reign] as long as possible."
Sherwood's Spurs rallied to a 3-3 draw despite trailing West Bromwich Albion 3-0 after 31 minutes.
Disregarding all the major defeats to big teams, the 3-2 win against Southampton and the 3-3 draw against West Brom are positive signs for Sherwood in building a case to remain as Spurs manager.
Louis van Gaal is currently playing the field before deciding which Premier League team he wants to manage, per Steve Bates at the Mirror. If he does not choose Spurs and management cannot find a high-quality alternative, Sherwood could keep his job by default.
Statistics via WhoScored.com
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