1. Erik Lamela
Who but Erik Lamela? The young and exciting prospect from Argentina was bought for 30 million by Spurs to replace their talisman Gareth Bale. But fitness and injury issues and lack of adaptability made life hell for Lamela in his first season at White Hart Lane.
Lamela was known to be a key figure for Roma and on paper, he fits the bill perfectly as he is the type of winger Spurs would have wanted anyway- a dribbling heartthrob.
But instead of a heartthrob, watching him on the bench or in treatment has been an heartache for most football fanatics. Termed as the “next best thing”, Lamela is not the one who is going to give up easily. The 22 year old winger’s brother has said that Lamela won’t be quitting Spurs at the end of the season and won’t give up on his Spurs career. This came out when his brother Brian was asked over twitter whether Erik would leave Spurs if Tim Sherwood was sacked, to which he simply replied “No”. This only gives us hope that a young prospect like Lamela is only going to give us positivity in the future.