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Football Transfer News : Roma sign Argentine wonderkid Lamela

08 Jul 2011, 20:01 IST

Teenage sensation Lamela
Teenage sensation Lamela

Eric Lamela the young Argentinean  starlet is set to leave River Plate in order to pursue his Football career in Europe. River plate who have seen them relegated from the first tier of Argentinean  football will now see their star attacking midfielder go away this transfer season. Lamela who was distraught by the club’s relegation was thought to be moving outside Argentina by many due to paucity of funds at the club .With competition between the two Italian giants Inter Milan and AS Roma namely for the teenager’s signature Roma have steered ahead to win the battle moreover Inter were happy to secure Lamela’s countrymen Ricky Alvarez . Lamela who has been labeled by many as the next big thing of Argentinean football will  move to Rome on a deal that will see River Plate 12 million Euros richer where as the 19 year old will be given a hefty annual wage amounting to 1.5 million per year . It is thought Lamela will put pen to  paper on a contract with Roma on Friday, putting an end to all the speculation surrounding his future.

Lamela has great technical abilities plus prolific close control and awareness for a player still in his teens .Having played more than 30 games for the club and scoring four goals shows his ability .There has been a host of South American Football talent coming to Europe in transfer  season like always with the european leagues providing better both financially and competitively . The transfer would coincide another of star signing for Roma, that of Barcelona prodigy Bojan Krkic who will reunite with his Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique .

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