The Telegraph says Sherwood, the head coach, claimed last week that Lamela, the forward on whom Spurs spent £30 million, is unlikely to play again this term after suffering extensive injury problems.
However, Lamela is due to return to full training next week and there is a desire inside White Hart Lane for him to be handed a boost before the season finishes. Lamela's first season in the Premier League has been ruined by back and thigh injuries, and the 22 year-old has struggled to adapt to life in England.
Daniel Levy, the chairman, is desperate to see Lamela succeed and fulfil his potential at Tottenham next season and a run-out before the season ends could give the Argentine international a much-needed lift.
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