Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela is expected to have his medical with Tottenham on Thursday morning. [Reuters]

Tottenham Hotspur have broken their transfer record for a third time this summer after Roma confirmed they had reached an agreement worth in excess of €30m for the sale of Erik Lamela.

Lamela is due to fly into London on Thursday to undergo a medical and finalise a move to White Hart Lane, becoming Spurs' fifth summer signing and follows confirmation that Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid is imminent.

"Roma announce that it has signed an agreement with the Tottenham Hotspur for outright sale of Erik Lamela," a club statement read.

Andre Villas-Boas admitted in a press conference that Bale was set to join Madrid for a world record transfer fee, meaning that after months of speculation it seems the deal will finally be completed in the coming days.

With Villas-Boas now fully aware that he is set to lose his prolific attacker he has worked quickly to tie up a deal for Lamela, who will join Spurs for €30m, a fee which could rise by €5m depending on a number of financial add-ons.

The 21 year old excelled for the Giallorossi last season as he fired 15 league goals in his 33 appearances, earning rave reviews for his performances and gaining a reputation as one of the best young prospects in Serie A.

His natural pace and superb dribbling ability saw him cause havoc amongst opposition defences and it seems Tottenham believe he can go some way to replicating the performances of Bale.

Lamela will have his medical at White Hart Lane on Thursday morning and that the forward will cost in the region of €30m.

The deal has progressed quickly in recent days after Roma confirmed the signing of Adem Ljajic from Fiorentina. The Serbian was left out of the La Viola squad that played Catania.

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle recently admitted that he expected the midfielder to leave the club and it seems his move to Roma has paved the way for Lamela to join Tottenham.

The confirmation of Lamela's signing marks the third time this season that they have broken their transfer record having previously done so by signing Paulinho for £17m and then adding Roberto Soldado in a deal worth £26m.