Sherwood insists Lamela staying with Spurs

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood insists he wants to keep hold of Erik Lamela.

Lamela has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Barclays Premier League since his £30million move from Roma, but Sherwood looks unlikely to allow him to leave for Atletico Madrid, who reportedly want the player on loan.

"He has not mentioned (going out on loan) to me," Sherwood said of Lamela, who is expected to miss Saturday's game at Arsenal because of a thigh injury.

"He just needs to settle like a lot of the (new signings do).

"He needs time for me to recognise what he can do, what he can produce and when I get the comfort in him then he will play, but he is injured at the moment."

 
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