Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly told club bosses that he wants to keep Erik Lamela at the club beyond the current campaign, despite failing to nail down a regular place in the team.
According to the Mirror, the Argentine manager is confident that his compatriot can have a better impact in the upcoming season as he has settled down in England after his initial two-year struggle.
Lamela, who joined Spurs from AS Roma in 2013 for a club-record £30m, has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and it was believed that he will be allowed to leave in the summer with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid reportedly interested in signing him.
The Argentine midfielder, who was part of six other signings following the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid has been in and out of the team and is likely to see four of his teammates, who joined at the same time depart in the summer.
Etienne Capoue, Vlas Chiriches, Roberto Soldado and Paulinho are all set to be offloaded along with Emmanuel Adebayor and Younes Kaboul as Pochettino is keen to sign players, who are more suited to his style of play.
Spurs sporting director Franco Baldini, who spearheaded the overhaul following the Welshman's departure is reportedly set to leave the club after Pochettino and his ally Paul Mitchell -- who was hired as the head of recruitment from Southampton mid-season -- were handed total control of transfers.
The report claimed that the duo will be handed a budget of around £30m ($46m) to strengthen his squad with the manager keen on bringing in a defender, a midfielder and striker to partner with Harry Kane, who has become the undisputed number one at White Hart Lane.
Apart from Lamela, Danny Rose is also a wanted man, with Manchester City keen on signing him, as they look to increase the number of homegrown players in their squad. It is believed that the north London club will sanction his move, if the Etihad Stadium outfit matches their £15m asking price.