Tottenham Hotspur fans have expressed their delight on Twitter after Erik Lamela was pictured reporting to training.
The Argentine has been on the sidelines for the past eight months due to a hip injury.
It has been a torrid time for the 25-year-old, who has had to undergo operations on both his right and left hip.
It was also frustrating for the supporters as Tottenham gave little information regarding Lamela’s progress, which led to some fans questioning whether he will play again.
They all received a nice surprise this morning, though, when the club uploaded a picture of the winger arriving at Hotspur Way for training.
Spurs tweeted various photos of the first team, including Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Janssen and Toby Alderweireld, reporting for pre-season after their summer break.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 10, 2017
As expected, Lamela’s presence in the social media post was met with shock and excitement from the fans.
LAMELA IS ALIVE
— Matt🔵 (@ffsEriksen) July 10, 2017
Lamela is back yes. At the same time he doesn't count as a new signing
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) July 10, 2017
I need to see Lamela holding today's newspaper in his hand. Or this didn't happen
— Habibullah Khan (@Huk06) July 10, 2017
— David Harley (@Dharley_1984) July 10, 2017
He's alive 😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/7WHMpB6l55
— Aaron (@AMercerweireld) July 10, 2017
Lamela will be like a new signing when fit #coys
— Paul Hughes (@tottenham1979) July 10, 2017
Lamela is back!!! pic.twitter.com/lTUvmWphIF
— Tottenham Stevie (@TottenhamStevie) July 10, 2017
What a tweet this is. Great to see Erik back
— Ben Rosenthal (@Ben_Rosenthal) July 10, 2017
Lamela is back?! pic.twitter.com/FOMoPCj4hJ
— Clamour Kid (@Clamour_Kid) July 10, 2017
God it's good to see lamela!
— tobywallaceTIPS (@tobywallace5) July 10, 2017
Tottenham will travel to the United States as part of their pre-season tour, during which they will take on Paris Saint-Germain, Roma and Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.
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