Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King believes that record signing Erik Lamela is looking "very happy" at the club.

The Argentinian, who was bought last summer for £30million, found it tough to adapt to life in the Premier League, making just nine league appearances and scoring one goal in all competitions.

However, the 22-year-old has already bagged three goals in an impressive pre-season and King believes that new manager Mauricio Pochettino has helped the attacker settle down.

Speaking to the Haringey Independent, King said: “So far in pre-season he has looked really good, it’s his first pre-season with the Spurs and that has really helped.

"He has been getting to know the players and when I saw him he looked very happy. The new manager being able to speak to him in his language has benefitted him.”

King was speaking at the launch of a new scheme ‘To Care Is to Do’, which aims to improve the lives of children living in care in Tottenham.

The club has so far spent just over £7m with defender Eric Dier coming in from Sporting Lisbon as well as left-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who both arrived from Swansea.

Speaking about the new signings, King said: “I think they are good, young players and the manager showed he wasn’t afraid to play the youngsters during his time at Southampton.

"They will be good players for the club in the future and they are very exciting additions to the squad.”

Pochettino’s side will face one last pre-season friendly tomorrow against German outfit Schalke 04 at White Hart Lane.

King added: “They are good opposition; the German league is very tough so it will be a good test for us, a week before the season start.

“We have been slowly progressing to the manager’s tactics and the way he wants them to play. This is our last chance to put that in place before the start of the season and sign off with a good result and performance before the season starts.”