Érik Manuel Lamela is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Argentina national team. He is known for his exceptional dribbling ability and pace and is nicknamed “Coco”.
He began his career at River Plate, and in 2011 transferred to Roma for an initial €12 million. After two Serie A seasons, he joined Tottenham for a fee of £25.8 million. A full international since 2011, he was part of the Argentine squad which finished as runners-up at the 2015 Copa América.