Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela says he is learning English and settling to life with Tottenham.

Erik Lamela says he is learning English and settling into life at Tottenham, with the winger insisting that the most important thing is to feel at ease within the team.

Lamela was Spurs' most expensive ever signing this summer, heading to White Hart lane for a sum of around £30m.

He hasn't had the immediate impact that some fans might have liked for such a fee but Andre Villas-Boas has insisted the winger is still trying to feel at home in England, having lived in Argentina and Italy beforehand.

And Lamela has confirmed that he is attempting to learn the English language in order to feel more settled but believes that being one with the team is the most important thing this season as he seeks to prove his worth.

"I think it's essential to be able to communicate in English," he told Spurs TV. "It's essential to be able to talk to my team-mates and for my personal life. It's important that I learn the language."

The Argentina international made the move from Roma to Tottenham on the back of a season in which he scored 15 goals in 33 appearances.

At the age of 21 Lamela is certainly an exciting prospect and as Villas-Boas struggles to get the best from fellow summer signing Roberto Soldado, the manager will be impatient to get the youngster into the mix for selection on a more regular basis.

Despite struggling to get into the league side Lamela did impress in the Europa League, scoring his first goal for Spurs against FC Sheriff and declaring that the experience boosted his hopes of getting a more regular action in the Premier League.

"Personally I'm happy because I scored a goal, but also because we won the match [against Sheriff]," he explained.

"It was a good match for me. The most important thing for me is that I'm fitting into the team and we won, that's the main thing."