Erik Lamela has been included in the Tottenham squad for the first time in over a year for Tuesday's Premier League match at Leicester City. Lamela, who became a father for the first time on Saturday, has been sidelined with problems in both hips since last playing in the League Cup defeat to Liverpool in October last year. Since he last featured 13 months ago, the winger has undergone double-hip surgery, spent time in his home city of Buenos Aires on compassionate leave and returned to former club Roma for treatment. The 25-year-old has been training with the first team since Oct. 11 but Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said he was finally ready to return to the squad at the King Power Stadium. "It's very good news because he is in contention for tomorrow," Pochettino told a news conference on Monday. "After the training today he felt good and said, 'OK, I am ready to move on and be available if you want.' "I think it's so important because we have a very busy schedule ahead. Always to have Erik available to help the team is so important. Saturday his wife [girlfriend] had a baby. Fantastic news for him and more good news for him after one year out.
Erik Lamela to make Tottenham Hotspur return after over a year out
ESPN FC | Nov 27