Widely-tipped to be the replacement for Gareth Bale, Lamela’s transfer had been revealed by his previous side AS Roma on Wednesday, but was only made official this afternoon.
The Argentine, who has signed a five-year contract at Spurs following his transfer from the Italian side, met his new team mates at Hotspur Way this morning, although he is not expected to make his debut in this weekend’s north London derby.
Lamela had himself indicated that the transfer to Spurs was imminent, telling the Italian media on Wednesday that he was looking forward to the move.
“As for myself, now I hope to do well with Tottenham in London. I am ready,” he said.
“I want to thank and salute the Roma fans who always behaved well with me. I embrace them all. They will always be in my heart.”
Lamela’s transfer sees him follow in the footsteps of countrymen Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa, whose famous moves to Tottenham in 1978 were the spark for the club to achieve domestic and European success in the 1980s.