Tottenham complete moves for Erik Lamela & Christian Eriksen | inside World Soccer

Tottenham Hotspur have taken their summer spending to over £100 million with the signings of Erik Lamela from AS Roma and Christian Eriksen from Ajax Amsterdam.

New Tottenham signing Christian Eriksen is unveiled at the club's training ground
New Tottenham signing Christian Eriksen is unveiled at the club's training ground

Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC

With Gareth Bale on the verge of a world-record move to Real Madrid, Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas has been busy in the transfer market over the last few weeks.

And the Premier League club completed a remarkable 24-hour spree by landing Eriksen for a fee believed to be £11.5 million on Friday.

The 21-year-old, widely touted as one of the most talented young playmakers in Europe, has spent the last four years with Ajax and played a pivotal role in their three consecutive Eredivisie title successes.

"Everyone has followed the development of Spurs and it's something I want to be part of," Eriksen told Spurs' official website.

Tottenham also confirmed on Friday that they had signed Lamela for a club record £30 million, and it is the third time Spurs have broken their transfer record this summer following the previous deals for Roberto Soldado and Paulinho.

New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela poses with his new jersey at the club's training ground
New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela poses with his new jersey at the club's training ground

Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC

Lamela joined Roma from River Plate two years ago and he has also built an excellent reputation. The 21-year-old scored 15 goals in 33 Serie A games last season and provided five assists.

"I'm really happy to be here," Lamela told Spurs TV. "It's a great move for me and I'm looking forward to doing my best for the team in every game.

"I'm very excited about playing in the Premier League and I can't wait to get started.

"I like the English style of football, it's very offensive and attacking and that's how I want to play. I have to adapt to playing in the Premier League as quickly as I can."

The Argentina international follows in the footsteps of Tottenham legends Osvaldo "Ossie" Ardiles and Ricardo "Ricky" Villa.

Lamela added: "I know I'm following in big footsteps with those two players, and I respect them a lot. I'm hoping I can make the same transition (as they did) and be as good as they were."

Tottenham have now made seven signings during the summer transfer window, having also brought in Vlad Chiricheș (£8.5 million), Soldado (£26 million), Étienne Capoue (£9 million), Nacer Chadli (£7 million), and Paulinho (£17 million).

The amount Tottenham have spent this summer is likely to be recouped by the sale of Bale to Madrid in a transfer that is being negotiated.

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