Lamela: I could have joined Barca

Erik Lamela has revealed he “was close to joining Barcelona, but does not regret” going to Roma instead.

The Argentine starlet is in his second Serie A season with the capital club, and the youngster has conceded that he is pleased he joined the Italian side.

“I was close to joining Barcelona, but I don’t regret that, as I don’t know what would’ve happened there,” Lamela told ESPN Radio in South America.

“If I am to play for Argentina, then it’s up to me, as I must continue performing well to get an opportunity.

“Fortunately things are going well for me. The key is to train consistently and put yourself on show with a great club side.”

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