Erik Lamela could be sent to high-flying Spanish side Atletico Madrid for the second half of the season as he struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League.
The Argentinian winger was expected to replace Gareth Bale in the Tottenham side, but has failed to have any impact since he joined from Roma for £25.8m in the summer.
Clubcall reports that Lamela will now be allowed to make a loan move away from White Hart Lane in an effort to rebuild his confidence.
The 21-year-old has started just two Premier League games this season. With the player’s spirit crushed some what by his difficult start to life in London, he would be allowed to join Atletico and make a fresh start at Spurs next season.
The loan move would boost Lamela’s hopes of cementing a place in Argentina’s World Cup squad.
Tottenham have not yet given up hope that the youngster will come good and are not believed to be interested in selling him at this stage.